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Some useful charts for Soferim

Some useful things I found on the interney that Soferim can use (all found on the Or LaSofer website):

245 Amudim Sefer Torah Chart
248 Amudim Sefer Torah Chart
226 Amudim Sefer Torah Chart (Yemenite)

batim with hechsher of the Edah Hacharedis

Can anyone recommend a maker (not a supplier) who's easy to deal with and will offer them at a decent price even if not buying in volume? I had been taking from Daskal but he stopped making. A few other makers I contacted are difficult to deal with or won't offer a decent price unless taking in volume and regularly. I'm personally looking for makers (direct) under the Edah in the lower price point, which would be closer to $400. (At least for me personally, for private batim or more expensive Edah batim I have sources that are easy to work with in small volume.)

Perhaps if there's other forum members in a similar situation we could form a group to purchase together to command a better price?

Please include contact information and details with your recommendation or contact me directly at

Inspiration from Torah in Writing Stam


This months post is simply התעוררות to study the אותיותדרביעקיבה. 
The Baruch She’amar brings an azhara that sofrim should be well versed in this medrash and Rabenu Tam has this azhara in his הלכותס״ת. 
It makes sense that when one thinks of any concept in Torah, a pasuk or a halacha, one automatically thinks of the Torah Shebal Peh associated with it, the words of חז״ל and their drashos on it. While knowing the halachos are paramount and one must concentrate on the tziur of each letter in order to write it properly, you also want to have the Torah perspective, a deeper meaning to contemplate on, as you write. Sefer Ohr Zarua לר׳יצחקמוינה  copies down the entire medrash as the hakdama for his entire sefer of Halachos! It obviously is more far reaching in its significance than hilchos Stam גרידה.
When A sofer thinks of the letter Alef, for example, right away the drasha א'מתל'מדפ'יך and פ׳יךל'מדא׳מת should come to mind. The letter beis (or “bey” as it’s called in the me…