Vaad Mishmeres Stam’s Next Level Upgrades


    by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

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    The Vaad Mishmeres Stam in Yerushalayim is now taking the “bull by the horns” so to speak in attempting to ensure the integrity of Klal Yisroel’s Mezuzos, Tefillin and Sifrei Torah.  

    As technology progresses, so does the level of creating non-kosher Mezuzos.  With high quality printers, with software that randomizes the orthography of each letter, and with printer’s ink that matches safrus d’yo – this can be very challenging.  

    The Vaad is embarking upon a multi-faceted campaign with numerous goals in their constant effort to improve STAM not only in Israel but throughout the world.  These efforts include registering certified Sofrim.  Keeping track of which STAM item was written by those Sofrim that were certified and which were not through a computerized tracking system; organizing a continuing education program, and creating scanable packaging which identifies the Sofer.

    To donate to the Vaad Mishmeres STAM campaign click here. 

    The Vaad Mishmeres STam also provides free consultation services for consumers, as well as a 24-hour answering service by Rabbonim for immediate halachic queries from sofrim.

    Rabbi Ami Brower, the head of Vaad Mishmeres Stam remarked, “This scanable packaging system will be implemented in about three months time, barring any complications.”

    The website for the Vaad Mishmeres Stam can be found here.  There is a matching donors campaign underway now.

    Watch the video below to learn how to help.

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    7 days ago

    Is machine printed סת”ם, doctored to resemble handwriting with ink, really a problem? Has there been a spate of counterfeit מזוזות hitting the market? Or is this based on the fact that it’s possible to do technically even if there have been no actual incidents?