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Ridiculous Aramy Mezuzah Case Sizes 

Army may know how to design great looking mezuzah cases but they don’t come in sizes that make sense based on the actual sizes that mezuzah come in. In the picture you can see how a normal 10 cm mezuzah … Continue reading

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Badly Damaged Tefillin Battim

Wow! These tefillin battim are damaged very seriously. There is no way to fix them. Even if they would be gassos battim which can often be repaired, if they would be this bent up they would need to be replaced. 

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Sincerity 

It just so happens that this mezuzah needs to be very low. This sweet child understands exactly what to do. 

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Important Eitz Chaim Upgrade

The  Klatzcos have a very old sefer torah that they use for a Shabbos minyan in their home. They keep it in a very beautiful aron. If you don’t know the Klatzcos, start by downloading the shabatt.com app for your … Continue reading

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משנה ברורה סימן ל”ב ס’ יז’

The shulchan aruch divides the halachos into two cases. The first is that a drop of ink falls on a letter and the letter is no longer recognizable. The second is that the sofer mistakenly writes a ‘ד instead of … Continue reading

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Is This A Real 400 year Old Torah Fragment

A customer brought this to me. He bought it on eBay for$80. They described as being four hundred years old. He wants to know if I think it is really that old. I am not an expert in antique judaica … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Mezuzah Factory

Check out this very scary article article about a counterfeit mezuzah factory in Israel: http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/2014/03/counterfeit-mezuzah-factory-uncovered-by-the-rabbanut-police/ Posted from WordPress for Android

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A newly arrived Sefer Torah

This Sefer Torah is ready for a siyum. It costs $27,000 not including the mantel, the eitz chaim, or the services of a sofer at the siyum. Isn’t this unbelievable? Look what you are getting for $27,000! A little bit … Continue reading

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Rabbi Michaels Checks Mezuzos In The Kaf-K Offices

Rabbi Michaels meeting with Rabbi Senter, the head of the Kaf-K kashrus organization. I was privileged to check Rabbi Senter’s tefillin and mezuzos, from both his home and his office. Being in the offices of the Kaf-K is an interesting experience. … Continue reading

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Letters From Hashem’s Name Touching

אם אותיות של שם דבוקות יכול להפרידם. שולחן ארוך ל”ב כו’ If letters from Hashem’s Name are touching it is permitted to separate them. The Mishna Berura adds that if they touched after the writing has been completed they may … Continue reading

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