I would like to order replacement china for some of the peices that I am missing. The pattern is discontinued. The problem is sites offering discontinued patterns sometimes are selling used china and sometimes never used/from the factory. I heard that I can not use the china for a year and then kashaer it. Is this correct? How would I kosher it?
Further to my recent question about the letter pey being larger in Berishis, and your response, I may have found an answer in my library! Lawrence Kushner in The Book of Letters (1975) states "The letter Pey is drawn a little larger than other letters in order that it can curl into itself without touching, and if it does, it becomes invalid. " I also have a facsimile of a small Torah I got many years ago from Barton's chocolates which also has large peys in the same verses I referred to!
Does Vayikra 21:7 prohibit a cohen from marrying a one-time rape victim who would otherwise be a virgin? What does the word translated "polluted" there mean? My resources seem to indicate that it means pierced or wounded.