So if you spend time watching my videos on You Tube or reading my website you will quickly learn that small mezuzahs are almost always problematic and that is why I don't sell them. So what do we do if someone has a small case that has sentimental value? My solution is to attach the small case onto a larger case that can accommodate a larger Kosher scroll so we can use the small case and still have a kosher Mezuzah.
Discovered during Tefillin checking. One of the 4 Parshios slipped down out of the compartment. This can happen over time as the Parshios age and settle. The Tefillin can look perfect on the outside and all the text 100% Kosher. But still have a serious internal problem. Just one of many reasons to have your Tefillin checked periodically. When we put it back after checking we made corrections so it wouldn't be able to slip down again.
When the bottom third of a doorpost is higher then your shoulder it goes at shoulder height usually about 60 inches from the floor. The Mezuzahs here is placed way to high I could not reach it at all. It needs to be corrected.
I was in a home this morning taking down Mezuzahs for checking and shockingly discovered 9 out of 12 Mezuzahs put up incorrectly. As you can see in the photo attached they were hanging only from the screw on the top. The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch calls such a Mezuzah "a hanging Mezuzah" and rules that it is not Kosher. I.e it can be the most Mehudar Mezuzah but if not hung properly it is not Kosher. If you need screws or tape to affix the Mezuzahs properly, I will supply free of charge. just reach out to me
There are Many things that can render Tefillin or Mezuzah not Kosher or at best minimally Kosher.
Some of which happen over time with aging and some unfortunately are Posul from the get go.
Letters, words and or Tagim that are missing, extra substituted, touching, Broken, Improperly Spaced, misshapen faded, cracked and weather damaged.
We document the problems we find and periodically upload them to the website.
We hope that this will educate and encourage the public to purchase only Tefillin and Mezuzas that are high quality from a reputable source, to take care of them properly and have them checked regularly.
Rabbi Kass was ordained by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, former Ashkenazik Chief Rabbi of Israel. He is certified as a Sofer for both Kesivah and Hagoah by one of the leading experts in Safrus, Rabbi Avrohom Tzvi Vosner, Rav of the Vad Mishmeres Sta”m.
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