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Is this legit?

Please check out this link: https://www.kedem-auctions. com/he/node/30900 They are claiming, amongst other things, that: גדולי האדמו"רים הזמינו אצלו תפילין. כאשר ביקר האדמו"ר הריי"צ מליובאוויטש בארץ ישראל (בשנת תרפ"ט) הזמין אצל רבי נחמן פפירנא תפילין מהודרות עבורו ועבור חתניו. חתנו הרבי מליובאוויטש רבי מנחם מנדל שניאורסון היה מקפיד להניח תפילין אלו עד סוף ימיו Pardon my ignorance, but I always thought that  the Rebbe Rayat"z bought the tefillin for his- sons- in law from Reb Zalman Vainshtein  Z"L, the well known Chabad sofer in Warsaw before the war. Can anyone shed light?

Baruch Dayan Emet - Rav Natan Siegel z"l

Rav Natan Siegel z"l of Efrat, Israel passed away on Shabbat, following a period of illness. Rav Natan was my inspiration for becoming a Sofer STaM, when he ignited the passion for the Holy Hebrew letters one tikkun leil Shavuot 24 years ago. Rav Natan was a master Sofer, teaching many students and advising experienced Sofrim. He wrote tefillin and mezuzot with great care and excellence. For Rav Natan, every Jew was an "Ot" in the Torah - every Jew has his and her critical place, and without whom the Torah could not be complete. Rav Natan loved to sing and dance, and so it was painfully difficult to watch him in his last weeks tied to a respirator, in a coma, and unable to move. Rav Natan Siegel has now danced to infinite heights, and no doubt welcomed in the choir of Angels - where they are certainly singing Zimrot Shabbos... in the niggun of Reb Shlomo Carlebach. May Rav Natan's family be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. (attached photo of Rav N

זיי"ן ווי"ו בתיבת מזזות נראות נוגעות

? מה הדין

batim and retzuos

Whose batim do you use for your basic gasos and why? For non Edah, avodas yad retzuos I use from 2 of the well known and oldest makers under respected hechsherim. One wholesale customer recently told me that he got feedback from some of his customers that the retzuos I provided (I don't know when) were taking on a reddish brown hue.While well aware of this issue, I haven't seen it myself on the retzuos I have in stock nor heard about it from any other customer. For some reason, on a rare occasion, the paint can take on this hue. I assume there's some chemical reason for it and I've even see it return to black. (Rav Elyashiv held it was still kosher with this hue.) As this client isn't aware of this metzius, he immediately assumed that "my" retzuos were not good quality. I explained to him that it has nothing to do with the quality and happens on occasion to any retzuos, including those with the best name, hechsher and highest price. Have you experienced

נגיעת יו"ד לכ"ף פשוטה

צריך שאלת תינוק, אם יקראנה ץ' היא פסולה, ואם יקרא האותיות י' וך' כדין - מותר להפרידם

ה"א משוכה

אני חושב שהה"א הזו פסולה

is this gimel kosher?


Anyone available to help run this forum?

Hi all, You may remember that I posted on Pesach about this forum and unfortunately not having the time to maintain it. I had some volunteers who offered their assistance but unfortunately this never eventuated. I am looking for anyone who can assist me with 1-2 per week over the coming weeks to update/ clean the members list and invite the many new members wishing to join who I have not gotten back to due to time constraints. I would like if they could please then remain as administrator. Please feel free to email me privately or post in the comments if you wish to assist. Thanks

Sefer Torah (klaf Mashuach) with green spots on several of the amudim. Any explanation on what this is, how it happened or a precedent?