Second Hey in G-d's Name

While looking through an old Sefer Torah and some old tefillin and I found that consistently the second hey in the four letter name is rounded like a reish on the top right corner (example attached).  None of the other heys are like this. According to the Mishna Berurah these would be b'dieved heys. Does anyone happen to know the source for this?


  1. The sofer is writing the shaimos according to kabollah and although it is less common in beis yosef script it would have been written like that deliberately. Today virtually all arizal script have the shaim written like that (although this sofer did not so it exactly perfect, it's definitely deliberate)


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