A Sofer I know posted an image of a mezuzah he wrote to show off his proud handiwork. I noticed that the yuddin in the Heh's in the Shem Hashem are all written exactly the same as a regular Heh, ie as an upside down yud. However I learned that all the hehs in Sheimos Hakedoshos should be written distinctly and differently, for the first Heh and the second, ie first heh with a tag _ and second Heh with a tag | to be meshane the Sheimos hakedoshos as an added fence for kavanah LeShem. Is this a problem to be concerned with if I see a mezuzah like the one described above with all hehes written the same. I asked him about it and he did not respond. Maybe he wasn't taught it or doesnt know.
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By Rafi -
My knowledge of dio is pretty much limited to the MB and the Biur halacha in siman 32, so when I heard of dio lanetzach, I looked online and asked fellow sofrim. When I've spoken to sofrim here in Yerushalayim, it's usually shunned. It's not really carried in stores here in EY (i've heard that used as a support to it's illegitimacy). I've spoken to store owners who avoid the topic, and i even talked to members of a Sta''m kollel who spoke lowly of it. Some people use it for tagim but not for letters... Even on this very forum i've seen several posts which shift discussions from the public forum to private messages. If there are haskamos from the mishmeres stam and many gedolim, why is it so taboo? What am I missing? Is it questionably Kosher, or totally OK? Is the taboo-ness just because it's new? I'm even worried this post will get censored...
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By Eli Gutnick -