Showing posts from July 9, 2012

Parshiyos of Shel Rosh

In regards tot he Tefillin Shel Rosh, may one write the parshiyos (lets say at least the first 2) on one whole piece of klaf then cut the klaf in half with one parsha on one half and another parsha on the other? Is there anything wrong with this?

changing last yeriya for a new one

Question:  A Shul that has an old and used sefer tora that is kosher, although not a most beautiful csav [maybe also condition], they want to make a hachnosas sefer tora (IE  $$$$) by taking away the last yeriya and ordering a new one written instead.
Is this permitted lechatchila?
After the fact (bdieved) if done are those that participate by buying/writing letters fulfill the mitzva of csivas sefer tora?

Answer:  It is forbidden to release the last yeriya as long as it is kosher, since they are mevatel this yeriya from its mitzva, and paseling a sefer in vain.
Even after the fact [as long as the original yeriya is intact] they are not fulfilling a mitzva of csivas sefer tora.