Margins of a מגילה אסתר

I know of the halacha that a מגילה אסתר is similar to the halachot of a Sefer Torah, but i noticed that my brother's megillah's top and bottom margins are two cm on top and 3 cm on bottom.

1) What is the halacha Lemaasah? 3 and 4 or 2 and 3 for the top and bottom margins?
2) Is there any hiddur with the 2 and 3 mesurement?


  1. The halacha lema’aseh is complicated. “Toras Hagilyonim” by Reuvain Mendlowitz goes through all the relevant opinion, including piskei halacha by contemporary poskim.

    1. Do you have an online copy of “Toras Hagilyonim” that I can access?

  2. I found in Yalkut Yosef (By Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef shlita, the son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef of blessed memory) That the upper and bottom margins should be lechatchilah 3 and 4 cm.

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  5. It's actually called תורת הגליונות and may be available on Otzar. His English book, Inside Stam is available on Otzar. At least in his English book, he doesn't bring Sephardi poskim.


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