In the following pictures, is the superscript addition a correction or intended decoration? Are corrections like this kosher?

  • it isn't a decoration -- the extra word is in the verse (Gen 33:11)
    – rosends
    Aug 11, 2014 at 6:46
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    I realize the word is supposed to be there. By decoration I meant that the word was superscript rather than written inline. Or was it mistakenly not written the first time and added later? Aug 11, 2014 at 6:47

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This is a valid way of inserting missing words, as the Shulchan Aruch in Yoreh De'ah in סימן רעו - דין תלית הדלוג Paskens:

א: טָעָה וְדִלֵּג תֵּבָה אוֹ יוֹתֵר, יָכוֹל לִתְלוֹתָהּ בֵּין הַשִּׁיטִין אֲבָל לֹא בָּרֶוַח שֶׁבֵּין דַּף לְדַף.‏

If he erred and missed a word or more, he can hang it between the lines, but he may not put it in the space between the columns.


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