Two Issues

I would love to hear everyone's input on these two shaalos that I found today.

Chaf Sofit next to long Shin and Peh?

I think there is a very good chance that if I would show this Chaf Sofit of Nafshecha to a Tinok, they would read it as a Reish or Vov.

On the other hand, perhaps this isn't shayach to show to a tinok for the following reasons.

1. Perhaps it is similar to the teshuva of the Avnei Nezer regarding the word "Pen" when the nun is shorter than the Peh, even thought the nun is long enough. Or perhaps this is worse since there is also a long shin here and shin isn't supposed to be a long letter.

2. If we say that this is a bit different than the Avnei Nezer, perhaps it still isn't shayach to show to a tinok because the tinok is used to seeing the Chaf Sofit with an ekev like in the siddur?

Shins with the three heads not meeting up at the bottom?

What about these Shins. Is this considered a Shinuy Tzurah? Should I leave it alone, should I try to fill in the left regel to make it meet up? 


  1. the regel of the chof has enough in it to be kosher

    the shins are bedieved, esp the bottom one, i would fill in and make it lechatchillah if the overall quality is otherwise lechatchillah standard


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