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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Osiyos chalalos by Shaim hashem

A sofer emailed me that he was asked to do a hascholas sefer torah, where the outline was written by the original sofer who was writing the sefer.

The outline of the first 3 Shaimos were just like the other words, ie outline sketched, not written properly, as is the minhag (to write the shaimos properly).

The sofer who did the haschala is concerened that the "Am haratzus" of the sofer may be an issue. He asked me :

1)what's the Sofers obligation that was asked to fill it in?
2)What should the same Sofer tell the Balhabos?

Feedback appreciated

2 comments:

  1. I have the perfect Sefer at home to look this up but I know there's a shu"t of R Wosner regarding sta"m that all the kotzim of RT are written as square with no kotz. He says that we wouldn't say that because of this am haaratzus we would be choshed on other things because re this kotz RT some interpret chatam Sofer to be machshir (even though R Wosners understanding of the CS is different).

    Maybe in this case too since its a minhag and still technically kosher we wouldn't be choshesh?

    I guess there is a difference that in the shevet HaLevi he's talking about an actual reading of chatam Sofer as oppose to here where it's just ignorance....?

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  2. Don't let guests write any Shaimos. Let the sofer write the Shaimos properly ahead of time, with the proper Kiddush. Guests can write other words and letters.

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