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Differences in Sefer Torah

Are there differences between an ashkenazi, sephardi and teymani sefer torah in terms of the words? Are any words different between the sifrei torah of these different communities?


There are a number of small differences between the different traditions of writing a Sefer Torah.

The most renowned difference is the writing of the word “dakha” of “petzua dakha” in Devarim 23:2 (whether it is written with an aleph or with a hei) – though today many Ashkenazi sefarim also write the word with a hei – but there are also a number of other differences.

The different versions can be seen here.

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