Sefer Haftarot

 ז וַיַּךְ שָׁאוּל, אֶת-עֲמָלֵק, מֵחֲוִילָה בּוֹאֲךָ שׁוּר, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי מִצְרָיִם.  ח וַיִּתְפֹּשׂ אֶת-אֲגַג מֶלֶךְ-עֲמָלֵק, חָי; וְאֶת-כָּל-הָעָם, הֶחֱרִים לְפִי-חָרֶב. 
The sofer must have accidentally skipped a line leaving out the bolded letters above. 
How would you go about adding it in? 


  1. From an aesthetic perspective, I would say to re-write the first amud of the haftarah with smaller spaces. Of course, due to the rarity of such sefarim in my part of the world, I don't know how that's supposed to work halachically.

  2. Not as aesthetically pleasing - though depending on how good you are at scraping out and leaving a clean surface behind, since this section doesn't have any of Hashem's names you could take out one line and squeeze two or take out a couple of lines and then squeeze three lines in including the missing bit smaller. Polished stone and pe'er k'laf would prevent ink spread. You may wish to scan it in - erase the line or lines on the computer first and then 'write' them in digitally to work it out in advance of doing the work on the k'laf itself just to make it fit the best you can. Try it both ways digitally. I've done that before with difficult sections.

    1. Is it possible that the initial sofer left it out intentionally? Could the minhag of the schul be to omit that half of the passuk?

  3. I think this is printed on klaf not written by a sofer

  4. I think this is printed on klaf not written by a sofer


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