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I have seen the custom of bothering the chazzan during the musaf service on Simchas Torah. I have seen people tie the chazzan's gartel to a chair, or try to move the chazzan to a diffrent place. I even heard that in one shul they threw the chazzan into the mikvah!

What is the source and when did it start? It seems from a halachic standpoint that is 100% assur to do so (see Hilchos Teffilah in Shulcahn Aruch and Aruch Hashulchan about how one should act for davening).

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related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8621/759 – Double AA Nov 6 '12 at 19:35
also i'm suspicious that in some of your cases this is related too judaism.stackexchange.com/a/17294/759 – Double AA Nov 6 '12 at 19:40
not following??? – sam Nov 6 '12 at 19:43
I know some people who are machmir to bother the chazan every davening! – Clint Eastwood Feb 5 '14 at 14:34
I'm still looking for a makor for this minhag as well and have seen it in a few shuls. – Yehoshua Oct 17 '14 at 12:25

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