The left head of the above TZADEs appear like a kav peshuta.  There are many poskim who invalidate and others who are matir.  Each case needs to be independently assessed, and so this is a she'elat Hakham.

The question here is if the small Tzavits are considered significant enough for us to correct the letter by adding a clear head, or if it should be outright invalidated.  Your insight is appreciated.


  1. Off the top of my head I would have been נוטה לפסול unless I could ask a chacham or do some serious research.

    On another note though, I'd be worried about the kaf of תירשך as well. What do you think?

    1. That Kaf is certainly a problem. Plus, of course, a number of missing Kotzo-Shel-Yud, some with rounded bottom-left corners.

  2. Although, the yudim can be fixed. Not sure about the kaf...

  3. I would be machshir these 2 tzadis and suggest they be fixed.


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