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“Purchasing STAM” ebook

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I wrote a series of educational posts about purchasing STAM on my own blog over a period of several months. The entire series has been edited, updated, and repackaged as a free ebook.The ebook is currently available in the following formats:Mobi for Kindle and Kindle apps.ePub for most other e-readers.PDF for printing or viewing on a PC, Mac, smartphone, or tablet computer.Before releasing it to the general public, I'd appreciate input from the members of this forum. Click the image above to go to the download page, and let me know what you think via the comments on this post.The ebook is free of charge for anyone to download, copy, and distribute without modification, subject to a Creative Commons license. For more details on usage, see the STAMink Press license.Since the ebook is very much a work-in-progress, please subscribe to be notified of updates.Looking forward to hearing from you…

Bet k'mo kaf

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We all know that in order to not be confused with a kaf, a bet shouldn't have a rounded corner and should have a pronounced heel (ideally with a little kots) but in older sifrey this isn't always the case.

I've started restoring a Torah that was rescued from Germany just before Kristalnacht and throughout the bets are very rounded and the heel is not always that pronounced. When there is a kaf in the vicinity it is obvious which is which, but when there isn't a reader could very easily mistake this for a kaf (e.g. the middle ones) even with the light tag on the end.

Above are some examples some with heels more pronounced than others. What do people think? I am adding ink to the heel where there is potential for confusion but am a bit loathe to square the corners since this is the style of the sofer and there is much history attached to this Torah.

Whats the din with this tav please?

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