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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Is this pay lechatchillah?












































I received this as a sample of a sofer who can write a medium quality Afrizal script sefer torah.


I noticed the pay in the word beginning on the 10th bottom lineis a little funny.


I was wondering, s this pay kosher lechatchillah?

4 comments:

  1. I don't know why the scan came out blurry but if you click on the image it will come out nicer, you will see the pay is stretched.

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  2. That is really weird...why wouldn't he elongate the lamed instead?!
    my guess is he wrote it starting at the end of the line and wrote "backwards" and got into a bit of a problem...but he still should have had the foresight to elongate the lamed I think.

    Does the Sofer have semicha? does he know you aren't really supposed to elongate such letters? kesset says clearly what you can and cannot (reish, daled etc).

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  3. Eli is right the sofer probably writes the lines from left to right as you see many narrow letters in beginning of line- there is no halachik problem with this -if you are looking for a high quality sefer - double check how often this happens

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