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Monday, June 25, 2012

Cutting edges of Klaf

There is never a shortage of interesting shailos...Someone asked if it's muter to cut out the sides of mezuzah klaf in order to make it look like a "Crown" -- imagine special scissors that children use in order to make the paper look nice with a sort of design. In a way of course that the oisios are not messed up in any way (cut, mukaf gvil, etc.)

6 comments:

  1. cuttnig klaf on stam that is already written is itself a contentious issue

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  2. On a related issue, I've noticed by megillot and sifrei Torah when it's time to sew the yeriot together that there are sometimes slight differences in size between one section and the next, usually no more than a millimeter or so but sometimes as much as a centimeter. Is it permitted to trim the yeriot to make them even, or should one leave them as they come from the klafmacher?

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  3. I think you cannot, however there may be a difference between stam that has already been used with a bracha and not

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  4. Yehoshuah, can you find out please rav shammais opinion on cutting klaf as well as if there is a nfkah minnah between stam that has not yet been used?

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  5. Even in a case let's say where the parshiyos don't fit into the batim and must be cut down R' Shammai said he's matir. So seemingly STaM that hasn't been used would be more kulo-dik...

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  6. The original question here was never answered. What if - before writing - one decided to cut the edge of the klaf in a fancy design, is it alright to do so?

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