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Some sofrim just cannot remember in the beginning of the line that there is an end in site (perhaps they act as Beis Hillel ברוך השם יום יום) I marked tavs where the foot of the tav is very very narrow and the look is look of a ches I also marked one tav that although it sticks out however the bottom ends in a point similar to chabad ches. please your remarks separately on ושננתם   and on ולמדתם

Entrance: Require Mezuzah?

Does this entrance require a mezuzah? If so where? This is an entrance into a private courtyard leading into the house. The door posts do not reach all the way up but are about 160cm tall. There are 2 decorative and/or structural pillars connecting the wall and up to the ceiling. There is no definitive lintel, rather just the ceiling extending to above the gate and door posts. This ceiling also only covers the walkway leading up until the gate and does not cover the courtyard. If this entrance requires a mezuzah, how do I measure it? The top third of the wall (excluding the pillar) or top third including the pillar. Many thanks and Chag Sameach.

Putting the head of a lamed into the airspace of a different letter

I was thinking about the Halacha of the head of a lamed entering the airspace of another letter and a question came into my head. I know for a fact that a sofer cannot do that with regard to a Dalet or Resh since that might cause a shinui tzruah change. I also know that lechatchilah the lamed should not enter the airspace of a chet or Hey. Would this halacha include the airspace of a Pey Pashuta or Tzadi Pashuta and other letters? Or is it more of a Bedieved situtation?

An Add on to the Ktav Ivri Post

A little picture brought from the Sefer "Sefrei Likut STaM"

Bizarre! Mezuzah found written in כתב העברי הקדום 

Does anyone know the story of this "mezuzah"? Pictures if it are circulating,  with people saying it was found on someone's house (even though in the picture it looks like it has never been rolled). Someone else said they saw it for sale in a Judaica shop. Sounds like a practical joke to me,  but there's nothing funny about it.

Yemenite Script

Does anyone have any experience with Yemenite ktav? If so, what are the differences (if any) to any of the other ktavim?