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Sunday, September 23, 2012

nun pshuta backwards

The nun pshuta of "nosen" is backwards [click to enlarge]. It is pasul.
The question is can it be fixed in tefilin, according to opinions that a letter that a tinok can read correctly may be fixed (without chashash of sh'lo csidran)?

4 comments:

  1. I am afraid that in this case the reading of a Tinok is of no avail. The Nun simply lacks it's shape and cannot be fixed.

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  2. maybe the picture does not correctly reflect the situation, but from the picture it does look like there is a blita on the left which may make the shailas tinuk justafiable

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  3. I am certainly seeing a small blita on the left, so would go for havchanot tinok in this case.

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  4. As is my policy of not to ask a tinok without first asking a chacham (of course, I am fortunate to have easy access to Rav Friedlander) I'd ask a chacham first. While there is a yetzia on the left side, it comes down lower, added to that that it is very short in comparison to the yetzia on the right side, making for a possible shaila, which I'd prefer a chacham to decide. (I'd lean to being machshir it and then fix it, if I had to make the call.)

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