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Our shul has a small ark. There is room for 4 Sifrei Torah with 2 on each row.

As a Ba'al Kri'ah / Gabbai, I find it difficult, sometimes, to shuffle Sifrei Torah between the front and back row, esp. when there are different Torah readings in a short time span. Rosh Hashannah and the days following will prove to be a real challenge.

I need 2 for Rosh Hashannah up front. Shabbat afternoon, I need the regular parsha reading; Sunday - a fast day Torah and Monday the weekday parsha again. A lot of juggling around, and usually I am the only one doing it.

I was wondering if it is permissible to install a "lazy susan" to hold the Sifrei Torah, so that we can just revolve the platform until the Sefer Torah we need is accessible?

I know it sounds like a crazy idea, and I've never seen this done anywhere. But, is there any halacha forbidding doing this? It would make things much easier for so many people. I'm sure I'm not the only person with this challenge!

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Maybe I am not picturing it right, but wouldn't you need backrests rotating with the lazy susan to keep the Torahs from falling over? –  Mike Aug 26 at 3:00
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I think that the backrests are implicit, due to the halachic issues with a torah falling over. –  Noach mi Frankfurt Aug 26 at 3:26
    
I seem to remember having seen this used somewhere, but I can't remember where. Why should there be a problem, assuming all precautions are taken to secure the Sifrei Torah and the Aron Hakodesh is deep enough. –  Epicentre Aug 26 at 4:30

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