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It's a shame that the Mesorah is no longer printed in most Tanachs as it was in the past. This particular question is answered by the short Mesorah on Bamidbar 3:39 where it says י' נקודות בתורה. The long Mesorah on the same verse elaborates on where the 10 dots are. It says that there are 10 in the Torah and another 5 in Nach as follows: Torah- Bereishis ...
Torah Sh'lemah has a list in parshat Tzav. מאיר עיני סופרים has one as do some editions of tanakh including one of the Breuer/Aleppo editions (Horeb?). Source: Any given table in my yeshiva was likely to have a dozen different tanakhs on it with at least one containing any table or map you were looking for at the moment.
The Divrei Chaim (Sanz) writes very emphatically about using only a feather from a Kosher bird, though this is an almost-universal practice even among contemporary sefardim (relatively few of whom still use reeds). However the halacha of "min hamuttar l'picha" only applies to the ink and parchment (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 32:5-8) so even those who dispute ...
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