A sofer in New York was shocked to find an error in a mezuzah brought to him by a concerned father, Matzav.com has learned.
The father explained to the sofer, Rabbi Sholom Kass, that he recently moved to Pomona, NY, and ever since settling in at his new home, his two year-old son had been acting very strangely. The usual playful and active child suddenly became reserved and was behaving strangely. There seemed to be no explanation for his conduct.
Concerned about this, the father decided to have the mezuzos of his home checked. He told Rabbi Kass that he had purchased the mezuzos from someone in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Rabbi Kass, an expert sofer, carefully examined the mezuzos. In one mezuzah, on the 17th line, in the parsha of Vehaya, Rabbi Kass came across a blatant error. As can be seen in the photo above, instead of stating “ukeshartem osam le’os al yedchem” (and you shall tie it as a sign on your hands), it says “ukesharten osam leos al beneichem” (and you shall tie it as a sign on your children).
Rabbi Kass brought this to the attention of the father, who was deeply grateful to the sofer.