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Left foot of gimel #3

Back to the question – a gimel that the left foot is totally connected to the guf, is it kosher? The question of this gimel to my understanding is – what is the definition of the left foot of the gimel? Alfa Beisa ois gimel (quoted in BY) basicaly calls the left foot   ירך שמאל   but at the end [of his 2 nd gimel] writes ויהיה הירך משוך עב אל הגוף because this part of the gimmel resembles a nun - The foot should be extended thick close to the body – meaning that the left foot should not be far from the body [pic.1], but close, and extended wide [pic. 2] not thin [pic. 3]. [the illustrations are to explain the AB, I am not getting into the issue of the slant of this foot, only regarding the dimension of this foot, and its attachment to the guf! ] From the above and the continuation of AB that the left foot should descend lower than the line, in order to allow the next letter to be close to the head of the gi

Left foot of gimel #2

In regard to the question in the last post - can it be that a ois that is kosher for sfardim be pasul for ashkenazim (or opposite). The Shaarei Tshuva OC36 quotes Sfardi Poskim that csav ashkenaz is pasul for sfardim, since there are shinuyim between the csavim. He (the ST, I didn’t look up the seforim he quotes) doesn’t mention what/which shinuyim are m'akev, that are pasul for Bnei Sfarad. The Noda B'yehuda vol 1 YD 80 writes that changes in csav from what is written in BY as csav ashkenaz, isnt m'akev, since anything that isn't mentioned in the talmud, isnt m'akev (it isnt clear if the NB means that anything mentioned is always m'akev, or that at least what is mentioned may be m'akev - if the talmud says so ). The NB writes: notice that csav velish is different from csav ashkenaz. This meant that csav velish is accepted for an ashkenazi. (I would think this may argue with the ST mentioned). But this is a general statement - not every change