Hi, I'm very new to this but intend to start learning S.T.a.M. I have some questions to help get me started: 1) A very nice man, and I assume well respected, suggested I purchase the Mishnah Berurah English/Hebrew and start reading Tefillin chapter 32 to get started. I'll be purchasing a paper copy, rather than the CD. I found a large set at eichlers.com for $399. a) is this a good price? b) and is this a good place to start? (This is a lot of money for me, but not outrageously so. I just can't afford to spend money like this if there are better options.) 2) I'm a Conservative Convert. (Long story, but I have little choice in the matter. I'll become Orthodox whenever the opportunity arises.) In the mean time, I assume it is not permitted for me to write Torah, Mezuzah, and Tefillin. What can I write? A Megillah? Ketubot? Also, if I write solely for myself, could I write S.T.a.M. for my own use? Though I have already purchased, and had checked, a
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This is a mezuza written according minhag chabad. The chabad custom is to leave 9 yudim, both after uvshearecha and before vehaya. The problem related here is relevant also to shiyur parsha in a sefer tora. How do we measure the 9 yudim, [compared] against the line below or above? I think we should measure against the line above, bein lekula bein lchumra (although obviosly lechatchila the 9 yudim should be recognized against the line below as well, but that is not me'akev). This may differ from a revach parsha pesucha which is at the end of the line, and revach parsha setuma [according Rambam] that is at the beginnig of the line [9 letters before vehaya], there the measure should be both in regard to the line before and after.