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Question:

Regarding the custom Tefillin page, I have a few questions: 1) Inside RTBY-Mechaber, what is the difference between Script 1,2,3 and 4? 2) In "Battim" when it says orientation, does that mean which hand or does it mean something else? 3) In "Battim" whsat exactly are the sizes for small, medium and large? 4) On the Shel Rosh which option is the "Dalet" knot? Thank you so much!

Answers:

  • the custom tefillin section is still in development statues, soon will be available images of a few parshiyos to choose from. orientation means if you are righty or lefty.
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Question:

Whats the difference in the thickness of inks? What do you recommend for a beginner?

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  • The thickness of ink will effect the flow of ink when writing, recommend depends on how fast you're writing and sometimes in the weather, humidity etc., For a beginner we recommend the NAHARI-Regular flow.
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Question:

I recently was given an older tefillin which has a double dalet knot for the rosh straps. What does the double knot signify? Is that kosher?

Answers:

  • that one is called "KESHER TZANZ-קשר צאנז" came from the the tzanzer rebe-the divrei chaim zatza"l, of course it's kosher!.
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Question:

I wish to make my kosher Rav Rashi yad parshios into a Rav Tam parshios. I understand that I may just cut the parchment, reorder them for Rav Tam, and reconnect them. Will this Rav Tam parshiot still be kosher?

Answers:

  • If used (you put them on) already as RASHI is not allowed by halacha to change them to RABEINU-TAM. if not, check at the end of "vehoyu im shamo'a" if there a space of 9 letters till the end (the last shura should be shorter then the upper shura's) then you are probably allowed to change,but best will be if you can ask your local rav.
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Question:

Does it make a difference hallichally if one writes with a feather quill or with a plastic quill?

Answers:

  • in halacha it's not a difference.
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Question:

What is the difference between Hadar ink and Nahari ink?

Answers:

  • Both are great quality inks,there's not any specific differences. just depends on the habits of user. from HADAR is available a bigger variety of thickness levels.
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Question:

How many inches i need for a meguila or a mezuza and is there a way to order parchment for meguila direct

Answers:

  • by the following link you could buy Klaf Megillah direct http://merkazhasofrim.com/sofrus/parchment.html http://merkazhasofrim.com/sofrus/parchment/megilla-klaf-kenisber.html http://merkazhasofrim.com/sofrus/parchment/megilla-klaf-yocab.html http://merkazhasofrim.com/sofrus/parchment/megilla-klaf-nafarstak.html
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Question:

Does a #10 quill mean it is meant for a 10-mm parchment (10 mm between lines)? Does that mean then that the width of the nib is 1.7 mm (one sixth of the line width)? Thanks.

Answers:

  • Yes, you are right.
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Question:

If I buy the custom sized parchment with lines, how can I specify the width of the lines?

Answers:

  • choose the size of you need and when placing the order write a note with the width size, or you can email or call us after placing the order.
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Question:

Hello, If one were to buy a (beginner) Sofer a gift, what would be appreciated? (maybe personalized?) Thanks!

Answers:

  • depends which step of beginning he stays, a simple appreciated idea is maybe a gift card.
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