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February 27, 2018
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
How were the letters inscribed on the Luchot ?
וַיִּ֜פֶן וַיֵּ֤רֶד מֹשֶׁה֙ מִן־הָהָ֔ר וּשְׁנֵ֛י לֻחֹ֥ת הָעֵדֻ֖ת בְּיָד֑וֹ לֻחֹ֗ת כְּתֻבִים֙ מִשְּׁנֵ֣י עֶבְרֵיהֶ֔ם מִזֶּ֥ה וּמִזֶּ֖ה הֵ֥ם כְּתֻבִֽים׃
Thereupon Moses turned and went down from the mountain bearing the two tablets of the Pact, tablets inscribed on both their surfaces: they were inscribed on the one side and on the other.
The writing on the Luchot appeared the same way on both sides despite the fact that the letters were inscribed right through the stone.
So too, the letters Samech and Mem remained suspended in mid-air.
(Shabbat 104a, Ohr Hachaim)
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