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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Is small fay kosher for yud


often we tend to decide if a letter is kosher based on the surrounding letters.
I am also posting an image with part of the mezuza



6 comments:

  1. I know that there are those choshesh with this type of yud and I have seen cases that were possul

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  2. same as vav with fat head is considered yud rabasi we cans say this is fay zeira. however since at first glance you recognize as a yud maybe viewing from close does not count although its shaped as fay.

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  3. there is merit to both arguements, however more likely the psak is it's a shaylas tinok. yeshoshua, what does Rav Shammai Gross say?

    I think if you showed it to a tinuk he would read it as a yud unless he sees it through a microscope

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  4. I have gotten shailos which possibly would be taken as a yud however, were considered posul since they were called a chuf katana.

    Is there a thumb of rule to define when it can be shailos tinok and when it is posul through a Rav?

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  5. R' Shammai is unfortunately away now until next Thursday (won't be able to speak then until Friday/Shabbos/Sunday ... depending on how things work out.) I will for sure bring him the shailo at some point.

    More to come B"H...

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  6. I asked R' Shammai. He said the letters before should be covered and the Yud itself should be shown to a tinnok. He pointed out that the Nun is also questionable (before noticing the Yud he thought that's what I was coming to ask.) However he said the Nun is kosher without a shailos tinnok.

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