Writing Shem Hashem vertically

Someone asked me this question: 

If someone wrote a Shem HaShem vertically, would it be mutar to erase the Shem Hashem? 

Can anyone clarify, please? I am curious what the answer is!


  1. Even with regards to the Shem on a mezuzah case (which one shouldn't do) it is treated the same whether a vertical or horizontal orientation.

    See Kuntres Hamezuzah 286:111; Chovas Hadar 9:12; Shevet Halevi (Kovetz Mibeis Levi chelek 2 5753)


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