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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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

9 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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