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Monday, November 30, 2015

Halakha Berurah

Hi Eli,
Please find below an excerpt from Halakha Berurah detailing how the Parasha Setuma of Vehaya Im Shamoa' must be written for Sepharadim.  I have underlined below where he mentions that a space measuring at least 9 (large) letters should be left open at the beginning of the perasha.
Best regards,
Alberto

7 comments:

  1. Yes, it is only proper for Sofrim and vendors to be strict and concerned that the STaM they are selling to Sepharadim be in accordance to the way in which their halakhic authorities have established the halakha.

    Therefore, if the Tefillin are not in accordance to the shita of the Bet Yosef and the Rambam, we have an obligation to point it out. The reason is: that at the end of the day, when all is said and done, that customer cannot fulfill his obligation with those tefillin, because they are invalid according to Sephardic custom.

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    1. Sorry Alberto, I deleted your first deleted comment to clean the thread, and it automatically deleted your first comment and my response, because they were responses. I cannot get it back. Feel free to repost. Apologies

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  2. If the space before Vehoya is less than nine large letters, but more than nine yudin, it is kosher bidieved according to all opinions.

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    1. R' Yonasan, you're the expert but isn't that how you make a Taz according to the Igros Moshe? (less than nine osiyos gedolos on each side but more than nine osiyos ketanos?). At least that's what I understood from your sefer...

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    2. But if they're less than 9 osios ketanos at the end of Shema, and at least 9 odios ketanos at the beginning of vehaya - its acceptable. It's not Ta'z.

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  3. According to the Sefardim my Rebbi taught me to try to be makpid to have less than 7mm total at end of Shema and as usually in average size pair of Teffilin an OS Ketana shel Yud would not be smaller than 0.8mm 0.8x9=7.2

    By Vehaya we pull it the other way 27 Yudim + 2 for space between Ashers and + 1 for space between letters totaling at least 30 Osios Ketanos which again in average size Ketav would not be more than 1.1mm which would equal 33mm Total 27+2+1=30 30x1.1= 33mm

    We usually measure with a caliper to be exact.

    Many Acharonim require taking the extra spaces between words and letters into account some may try to push the bar on that.

    (Average size Kesav that I am refer to above is what is sort of the standard size in the part of Flatbush that I live, Parshios for the 32/33/34 size Batim, obviously Chabad or Pitzponim size needs to measured completely differently)

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  4. According to the Sefardim my Rebbi taught me to try to be makpid to have less than 7mm total at end of Shema and as usually in average size pair of Teffilin an OS Ketana shel Yud would not be smaller than 0.8mm 0.8x9=7.2

    By Vehaya we pull it the other way 27 Yudim + 2 for space between Ashers and + 1 for space between letters totaling at least 30 Osios Ketanos which again in average size Ketav would not be more than 1.1mm which would equal 33mm Total 27+2+1=30 30x1.1= 33mm

    We usually measure with a caliper to be exact.

    Many Acharonim require taking the extra spaces between words and letters into account some may try to push the bar on that.

    (Average size Kesav that I am refer to above is what is sort of the standard size in the part of Flatbush that I live, Parshios for the 32/33/34 size Batim, obviously Chabad or Pitzponim size needs to measured completely differently)

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