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Often times, when someone will move a Sefer Torah from one place to another, on top of what the Sefer Torah is already normally covered with, he will put an additional covering of a Tallis-Gadol. Where does this minhag come from? What is the reason for it?

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Because he wants a second covering, and what else is usually near Torah scrolls and is big enough to cover it? –  Double AA Oct 25 '12 at 18:05
    
@DoubleAA and why does he want/need a second covering? –  Yehoshua Oct 25 '12 at 19:43
    
Perhaps in case you walk by unclean/immodest things/people/actions; alternatively, perhaps so people don't have to stand. –  Double AA Oct 26 '12 at 12:34
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Tzedaka U'Mishpot 16:2 note 3 indictaes that he has been unable to find a source for this Minhag.

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How do you find these?!? (+1.) –  msh210 Oct 25 '12 at 17:54
    
@msh210 Piskei Teshuvas brings this I believe... –  Yehoshua Oct 25 '12 at 19:19
    
@Yehoshua: I found this online and did not see it in the Pischei Teshuvos. –  Gershon Gold Oct 25 '12 at 19:49
    
@GershonGold so the question goes back then :). –  Yehoshua Oct 25 '12 at 19:51
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