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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Right vov of ches

Ches of echad, the right vov looks to me it can be a reish.
I told them I can fix it but that it would not be mehudar.
Another wider said it would not be a kosher reish.


3 comments:

  1. Make the left side of the regel a little thicker so the rosh will be shorter. It will be mehudar.

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    1. The Shulchan Aruch Harav is far more stringent in this case than the Mishnah berurah. Acc to SA"H, If it actually was a reish it would be a shinoy tzurah and fixing would not be permitted, even by adding to the left side of the regel. However I'm not sure , if in this case its an actual reish, but probablyenough of a sofek to render it not mehudar, even after repair.

      Since Yosef is a Chabad sofer and by the looks of things this is an Arizal ksav with revochim chabad (and most likely belonging to a Chabad customer) I would say Yosef is correct.

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  2. Outside of Chabad, tikkun would make this Ches mehudar. Had it been a proper Reish then tikkun may not do the job to make it even lechatchila but in this case of a "shailos tinok" Reish, the tikkun works.
    Thank you for your insight on Chabad's stance in this situation. I looked it up in Kesiva Tama and he brings the SA"Has being machmir on a Ches made up of a Reish- Zayin. (The Pri Megadim leans this was as well.) I would agree with you that in this instance, even according to the machmirim, tikkun should make it lechatchila.

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