yuds with a large tagim

I added this picture the word "beisecha" the yud looks to me like a mini lamed. R' Moshe do you agree on this?

The Mikdash maat sif katan 11 seems to say that it is fixable by adding dio on the top? Can someone explain me the mikdash maat?

This is a sefardi yud with a big tag on top of it (seems disconnected a little) I believe is still kosher.

this is ksav chabad where the tag is a little thicker than should be, interestingly I have learned that the top tag should be just over a kolmus ( just bigger than the regel)

The next picture the tag is even taller (like that of the sefardi, besides for the positioning) however thinner.

although I believe both are still passable since the tzura is still on them. What do you say?


  1. I agree to what you wrote, the shin may be fixed and the yudim are kosher.

  2. R" Moshe do you know why ksav chabad have a high tag on top of the yud (a kolmus, even longer thatn the regel). This is an another unique difference with ksav Chabad to most standard ksavim.

  3. No, I dont know offhand a known reason to this long kotz.

  4. The Mikdash M'at says there it is easy to fix, either by adding dyo to make the head of the yud thicker [in direction - top of klaf], or to thicken the foot on its left side so it wont resemble a lamed.
    adding dyo on the top will take away from the kotz being dominant, so it will look like a thick yud, not as a lamed.

  5. In regard to what you asked what should be done with this yud - it looks like a mini lamed as you suggested - still we should ask a tinok (without covering the rest of line, so he can evaluate the letter according its size in line, in addition to its form) as the MM wrote there (Sk 10), and after a tinok reads it correct, to fix it as suggested above.


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