A hole to the common eye


There is a small hole under the yud of v'yitzharecha. When looking at against the light with the naked eye it looks like it is touching the yud but when you blow up the picture or look through a magnifying glass, you can tell that there is a separation and the letter is in fact mukaf g'vil. 

Does it need to be corrected, presumably by scraping off a bit of the bottom of the yud? (MB 32:60)


  1. Gut moed
    (assumption is that the hole was there b'shas kesiva) If the hole doesn't appear to be against the edge of the letter when looking at it with the naked eye (20/20 vision) with normal overhead light then it need not be fixed. If it appears to be touching kneged hashemesh (background light) then this doesn't require it to be fixed. Magnification is used to confirm what one sees with normal vision. It's not kovea on its own lekula or lechumra.


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