two shailos

1) What is the exact halachic status of a chof pshutah that is square on the top right,rather than being round?
2) A mem stumah that is stretched to the size of four normal letters, is there a chance that tis could be considered a shinuy tzurah since it is not one of the "Lehaderes" stretchable letters  - and if not, is it still lechatchillah and / or mehudar?



  1. 1) caf pshuta that is square for sefardim kosher, for ashkenazim pasul, but may be fixed by adding ink to round edge.
    2) mem is kosher, but not lechatchila.

  2. What about the Shu"t of Tzemach Tzedek Regarding the Chof Peshutah, does he not say that it can be left as is but it is better to add ink to round it off? After explaining his understanding of the Alter Rebbe who says it is Pasul.

  3. No, the TZTZ says that the chaf must be fixed, since it is machalokes haposkim.

  4. Caf pshuta needs to be fixed and is not Shelo Csidran because the long leg is showing its Tzura, on the other hand the same case in a Caf Cfufa would be Shelo Csidran, but in a ST should be fixed in the same manner.

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Not a "khaf"

shin in "Alter Rebbe" script