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There are certain laws pertaining to a floor. For example, if a Sefer Torah is dropped on the floor, one is supposed to do some sort of atonement (eg., most famously, fasting for 40 days).

What is considered a floor in Halachah? Does an elevated platform have that status? What size? How about a stage - or a Bimah, for that matter? Is a car floor a floor? A bus, train, or airplane? Moving or parked?

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having difficulty tagging. –  Seth J Feb 13 '13 at 4:37
    
I'm not sure, but I think one is also supposed to do some form of penance if the dropped sefer Torah lands elsewhere as well. In other words, if you fumble and drop the sefer Torah and it falls with a thud onto a table, I'm pretty sure that you still need to fast. –  Shimon bM Feb 13 '13 at 5:19
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related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16327/… -- and the tzitz eliezer brought in the answer discusses fasting and sefer torahs in great detail, it may address this aspect as well –  Menachem Feb 13 '13 at 5:26
    
Thanks, @menachem. –  Seth J Feb 13 '13 at 13:21
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