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On a day when we take out 2 Sifrei Torah do the Sephardim put both on the bima and open one and read from it leaving the other closed? Or do they put only one on the bima and leave the other in a different place before it's time to bring up to be read from.

(Please provide any sources and if there are different minhagim among different kehillas of Sephardim.)

I'm specifically looking to see if they in fact do put both Sifrei Torah on the bima at the same time.

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The only difference that I am aware of that exists between Kehillot is that some have the custom to remove three Sifrei Torah all year round(see Divrei Shalom on the portion Minhagei Beit El, and Siddur Rechovot HaNahar Musaf Shabbat p.5).

Either way whenever more than one Torah is taken out the one that is being read from is opened and the others are placed alongside it on the Bimah. Sources Yalkut Yosef Moadim pps 256-267. Siddur Kol Yaakov by Rav Mordechai Eliyahu p 310.

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So it seems to be then this is in fact the custom to put all the Sifrei Torah that are taken out to be read from on the bima together? –  Yehoshua Mar 30 '13 at 21:26
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Yes, that is in fact the custom, and it is how I have seen it in every Sephardi Synagogue I have ever prayed in. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Mar 30 '13 at 22:10
    
Well the Halachot in Kol Yaakov were written by his son :) –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 31 '13 at 1:52
    
@HachamGabriel Do you have a source for that. It seems that they were just copied over from the siddur he printed while still Chief Rabbi, Kol Eliyahu. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Mar 31 '13 at 5:42
    
@mekubal I'm pretty sure Kol Eliyahu's Halachot were written by his son. –  Hacham Gabriel Mar 31 '13 at 6:15

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