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May an Ashkenaz minyan use a sephardic torah (written in כתב וועליש) for their minyan or vise versa? Please cite a source

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PM, welcome to Mi Yodeya. Please clarify why you think this might be a problem. –  Seth J Jun 29 '12 at 14:14
    
Presumably inspired by: myobiterdicta.blogspot.com/2012/06/… –  Isaac Moses Jun 29 '12 at 14:15
    
that is correct –  user1668 Jun 29 '12 at 14:22
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Are you only asking because of differences in the ktav (such as kotzot shel yud) or regarding different spellings (such as פצוע דכא/דכה)? –  Double AA Jun 29 '12 at 15:27
    
I'll second SethJ's welcome, and am commenting only to recommend that you register your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features. –  msh210 Jun 29 '12 at 16:08

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The Tur Yoreh Deah 274 says in the name of the Rosh that there is no issue with the different lettering. The Meiri Shabbos 104a also indicates that there is no issue. The Noda B'Yehuda Yora Deah 171 also indicates that it is fine.

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I don't know that the Rosh would accept a yud without a lower-left point. He is just saying that stylistic changes that aren't definitional are OK. But there are lines even he wouldn't cross. –  Double AA Jun 29 '12 at 15:40
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+1, the Noda Bihuda could not be clearer. –  msh210 Jun 29 '12 at 16:10

Just to throw in a few more modern sources: Har Tzevi OC 1:32, Minchat Yitzchak 4:47 and Mishneh Halachot 7:8 all explicitly rule that Vellish is kosher. Tzitz Eliezer 14:3:4 permits post facto even Sta"m that was written with a mix of Vellish and Ashkenazi. Igrot Moshe OC 5:2 also permits other forms of writing but he is quick to point out that it is better to stick to one's custom on the matter.

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See my answer here indicating that it would be fine.

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