width of each colums (Bnai Haman/V'es) in 42 line (45 or 48cm) Aseres Bnai Haman

In order to figure out the width of the amud I need to know the width of the Bnai Haman and the width of V'es then I can calculate the space to leave in between. (Will be according to Rav Elyashiv who holds the space should be 2x the width of both V'es and Bnai Haman. (For example, if Bnai Haman is 6cm and V'es is 4cm then the space in between is 20cm.


  1. Whenever I write a megila in a new size I write “פרשנדתא" and “עשרת” (in that size) three or four times on a scrap of klaf and take the average of the measurements.

  2. I don't believe Rav Eliashev said so in case of a large megila.
    maybe he said so as a plus for an 11 liner.
    Before doing it take the following into account:
    1)It is clear that if it will be read as 2 columns its posul.
    2)Lehalacha 9 letters space is kosher.
    3)kiflayim is not brought down in earlier poskim.
    4) Rashi in megila is a commentator.
    5) There are various ways to learn pshat in Rashi
    6) Not even one old megila was written with kiflayim.

  3. I'm not aware of any chiluk between an 11 line and 42 line megillah. I'll confirm with the mechaber of Toras Hagilyonos. If Rav Elyashiv holds that there should be kiflayim between Aseres and V'es in any megillah then one who wants to fulfill all opinions would follow Rav Elyashiv's opinion. (I'm sure Rav Elyashiv was aware of everything on your list.)

  4. I've clarified that in fact Rav Elyashiv holds the same no matter the size of the megillah.
    A sefer by the aforementioned mechaber will be coming out that deflects the concern that the aseres of a large megillah appears more as 2 separate amudim than in a smaller one.


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