Showing posts from November 6, 2013

חכמים הזהרו בדבריכם

An incident happened today where someone whom I checked their Tefillin around 16 months ago had them checked just now again by another magiah sta"m from out of town. The person only in a side conversation (he was very upset) revealed to me that the tefillin I checked were pasul (and now fixed by the other magiah) since he was told after the checking that the "tifrim were not ribua" on the bottom. This was shocking to me since I am very careful in measuring the tefarim that they are kosher so I called the other magiah to find out the exact story. When I told him  what the person told me, he immediately apologized for not being clear to the client that there was some warping which caused the tifrin to move a little which he was sure it was not my fault and also was not sure if they were mamash  posul. He than said he should of been more careful and clear with the client. The lesson from this story is that a magiah must be very careful on his comments after a check

Water drops - how to take care of it

I'm in the second column of my 48 lines Sefer Torah and a few drops of water found their way into the klaf.  I would like to ask for advice on what's the best way to fix it.  In the line I skipped, should I do nothing and write on it (two shemos will come in that very empty space) or it's better to scrape it and put some chalk? The letters that got wet, I guess I have to scrape and put some chalk and hope for the best. Any insights are greatly appreciated. YK