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Question on vertical שרטוט

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A friend of mine writes mezuzot by placing the klaf on a transparency. The length of the lines in the transparency is shorter than the distance from the right vertical  שרטוט  to the left vertical שרטוט . This results in a blank space being left at the end of each line between the end of the line and the left vertical שרטוט , as seen in the picture below.
How kosher is it?


Bar Mitzvah Chinnuch Workshop

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I recently did a Tefillin workshop with a Bar Mitzvah school group of a dozen or so kids. Besides for learning many of the halochos of tefillin, I did an interactive 3 session project where the boys made their own pshutim mehudarim batim. Of course the tefillin are not being used in real life but the project gave them a practical understanding of many of the halaochos they had learned about tefillin. The best part was that there was no cost , I was able to obtain the pieces from a factory in Yerushalayim who were happy to give me their seconds. Its the first time I did this and the boys enjoyed it very much. I think its a good idea for anyone out there who does school presentations and workshops, especially for Bar Mitzvah aged groups.