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This is a picture of the Aron Kodesh in Ponevezh. enter image description here

I have heard from a former Talmid of Ponevezh that the Paroches is inside the Aron. Does anyone have a source/reason for why the minhag in Ponevezh is to have the Paroches inside?

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Because the outside is so cool! –  Double AA Jul 25 '13 at 19:51
would not match the gold exterior –  ray Jul 25 '13 at 20:37
I've seen shuls where they have a decorative outer set of doors (like the ones in the picture) sliding them open reveals the Parochet, and behind the Parochet is an inner set of doors. Is that the case here as well? –  Menachem Jul 25 '13 at 21:46
@Menachem as far as I understand, you open the Aron which reveals the paroches then you move that to reveal the Torah(s). –  Bochur613 Jul 25 '13 at 22:57
there's a shot of the open aron about 10 seconds into the video here: youtu.be/-zTqzpnXcmA?t=10s –  Menachem Jul 26 '13 at 0:53

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