Mistaken Shem




I got extremely upset to find out I made a terrible mistake - the Elokim in the bottom was supposed to be written in the next line, which I inexplicably skipped (I started to scrape it off). I don't really understand how I got to this situation but Shgios Mi Yovin. The Shem was written Lishma.

This is within the last 3 lines of the third column of the yeriah. Every column is 48 lines, so it's very unfortunate placing.

Now - what are my options besides throwing the whole Yeria away? This Sefer is being written for my private use, so I would accept out of the box solutions as long as it doesn't makes the whole Torah bedieved.

The options I thought:
1) Getting a Yemenite specialist to carve out just the Shem (they can do it). Problem: I heard that even if I do that it would be problematic to write over a non-shem word since the whole klaf area becomes Kadosh when you write the shem on it initially.
2) Getting a specialist to make a Matils. Problem: I also heard it might be problematic to cut out just the Shem; that you must cut out the words around it too.
3) Cutting the Yeria so it will have two columns. Problem: I believe that's a massive bedieved in the whole sefer as yeria needs 3 columns. The fact that the columns are much longer than the usual Torah of today (I write 48 columns instead of 42) is not an argument. I guess that's the disadvantage of writing long columns,

I would appreciate your feedback and any direction. This is the first time I get such a major problem, but I'm trying my best not to lose the urge to go on with the Sefer.

YK

Comments

  1. My understanding is that one may remove the shem and 2 extra words and rewrite. (See Keses Hasofer 11:8) Obviously not preferable, but yesh al ma lismoch to do so. Option 1 is not ok, since the spot is kadosh, per Keses, and I think option 2 is significantly preferable to option 3.

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    1. That should be cf. Keses 11:8, as the 2 extra words part is from my teacher. Keses just says extra letters.

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  2. Option 2 - are there people who can do it professionally so it's decent?

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    1. That I don't know - I've done it myself, where I put the klaf I'm going to patch over a second piece of klaf and cut through both so that the matlis is exactly the same size as the hole, then use a third piece as a backing to hold everything together. I'd practice a few times, though.

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  3. I agree with Dov. Make a matlis for the shems place with the word next to it (gadol), then write on it. Be careful that the words are completely written on the matlis [lechatchila], with their hekef gevil.

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  4. although in bnei brak many rabbanim pasken as per reb yakov meir stern that writing a reg word on place of shem sheniklaf is not allowed, the rabbanim in ashdod pasken according to kol yakov that allows a regular word to be written in place where a shem was. this view is also written in minchas sofer by reb menachem dovidovitz, with a nice long understandable explanation.

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  5. although in bnei brak many rabbanim pasken as per reb yakov meir stern that writing a reg word on place of shem sheniklaf is not allowed, the rabbanim in ashdod pasken according to kol yakov that allows a regular word to be written in place where a shem was. this view is also written in minchas sofer by reb menachem dovidovitz, with a nice long understandable explanation.

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