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There is an argument between texts if the word "Petzua Daka" (Devarim 23:2) should be with an Alef or a Heih. Can someone fulfill his obligation to read Zachor (and normal Torah reading) with a Torah which was written not like his custom?


As always, CYLOR.


Similar to Parshas Zachor Sfardi versus Ashkenazi but not exactly.

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@HodofHod, were's your ninja? –  Shmuel Brin Mar 2 '12 at 3:03
    
Almost positive Rav Ovadiah Yosef has a teshuva about exactly this topic! –  Double AA Mar 2 '12 at 3:21
    
@DoubleAA See Chacham Gavriel's answer –  Shmuel Brin Mar 2 '12 at 3:22
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Well, that's what I get for commenting without reading the answers :) In my defense he quotes Yalkut Yosef not Rav Ovadiah inside. –  Double AA Mar 2 '12 at 3:24
    
@DoubleAA see Yabia Omer 6:11:6, and Yechave Daat 6:19. –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 2 '12 at 3:44
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Yalkut Yosef 685:12

ומתוך ספר תורה בכתב אשכנזי, יצאו ידי חובה

וכן ההיפך, שהכל יוצאים ידי חובה בספר תורה שנכתב בכתב ספרדי, אף שהיו''ד של הצד''י נכתב כיו''ד הפוכה.

a) A Sefaradi who heard from a Ahkenazi written Sefer Torah is Yose.

b) An Ashkenazi is also Yose from a Torah written in Sefaradi style.

One can infer from the fact the he does not mention the "petzua daka" issue, that it would not be a problem (although he doesn't seem to say so explicitly).

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@Vram if it was Meakev he would have mentioned it. –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 2 '12 at 3:09
    
How do sefardim wright Petzua Daka? (BTW, Do you know what is the normal Ashkenazi way)? –  Shmuel Brin Mar 2 '12 at 3:16
    
@ShmuelBrill I think Ashkenazi write it with a Heh. But I'm only 99% sure. –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 2 '12 at 3:18
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@Vram looks like we have a Metz fan in town... –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 2 '12 at 3:20
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@Vram very interesting...I actually read that Teshuva once. Why did I wrote confirmed? Because ArtScroll uses a Heh! –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 2 '12 at 3:55
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