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Sunday, October 9, 2011

hi rabbi eli

i am so excited about this idea, and i really hope it kicks off well, its mamesh a pleasure and so important for me to be able to join this blog.
thank you.

heshy benshimon
ordained sofer and magiah
montreal, canada.

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lamed as a kav mashuch

b"h
hi ari
my name is moshe weiner from jerusalem
i would like to comment on your lamed - the source of kav mashuch is from the beit yosef and shulchan aruch ch.32 regarding the top yud of alef and resembling letters that have yudin (yudei shin, ayin etc.) Rabbi Wozner in his shu"t Sheivet Halevi writes that a diamond shaped yud (something like the lamed you have) is not obvious kav mashuch. He concludes that although there is place to machmir, one that is matir such a alef is acceptable [his lashon is: אין מזניחין אותו] i dont know to translate exact, but it means one cannot disregard such an opinion.
[if anybody can give the correct english for this - thanks]
i understand his psak as fitting what you were told, this is a case of safek mashuch (or maybe R. Wozner indeed thinks that we dont have permision to pasel such a kav mashuch, but didnt want to openly meikal)
second: there is a additional dimension of the law of kav mashuch, since the rishonim (beit yosef above) mentioned only yudim of alef etc. And it is obvious that a vav that is a stick [kav mashuch] is pasul, because it is lacking a vital piece - the rosh
from these 2 laws - later acharonim (i dont know offhand who started this chumra) learned that letters that have vavim, example: the left part of the mem, if it is a kav mashuch is equal to the yudim mentioned in BY and Shulchan AR
this equation is questionable, although logically makes sense
but in regard to lamed note shulchan aruch harav ch.36 on lamed that clearly says that the [minor] diyukim are only lachatchila
i wish all the friends and all am yisrael a happy healthy year, chag sameach
moshe

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