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Thursday, March 24, 2016

This is not a Purim Shpiel (or maybe it is). I'm looking for a sofer who writes high quality Alter Rebbe ksav to write a Gr"a (11 line) megillah!

Had a strange request from an interesting balebos who is both close to Chabad and the Litvisher kollel. I was explaining to him the difference between all the different types of ksav, minhagim and layouts for megillah. He liked the idea of combining the beautiful artistic style of Alter Rebbe ksaav and the halachically advantages of the 11 line Gr"a megillah layout.

I told him such a combination is unheard of and borders a purim shpiel. But he's set on the idea, and said he's going to call it the "moshiach megillah" because such a megillah is suitable for moshiach's times. Indeed.

I did however place one condition: payment upfront. Because if he orders it and doesn't buy it, I highly doubt I'd find any other customers interested in buying it, and could well stuck with it for a long time!

10 comments:

  1. The Gra himself did not have an 11-line megillah and did not hold that there was any advantage in doing it like that...

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    1. The novelty was the combination of what has today become known as the "Alter Rebbe ksav" and a "Gra Megillah". That was the point.

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  2. True.

    And it brings together the Shitas hagra and the shita that it needs to be it's own column.

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  3. for him to complete the project properly he should order the megila with larger gilyonos- as i posted before purim the chabad (and original gra)have proper gilyonos.

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  4. for him to complete the project properly he should order the megila with larger gilyonos- as i posted before purim the chabad (and original gra)have proper gilyonos.

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  5. It is not a Purim Shpiel. both the gra and the rebbe the mohrash felt that the aseres beni haman should be written in regular size letters, the gra and chasam sofer held the last 11 lines of the column and the moharash held the top 11 lines. thus the 11 line megila was created to be mekayem both shitos -an 11 line megila should be called -moharash gra megila

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  6. It is not a Purim Shpiel. both the gra and the rebbe the mohrash felt that the aseres beni haman should be written in regular size letters, the gra and chasam sofer held the last 11 lines of the column and the moharash held the top 11 lines. thus the 11 line megila was created to be mekayem both shitos -an 11 line megila should be called -moharash gra megila

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