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In my shul, after an oleh finishes, he says "emet torateinu hakedosha" and then says the beracha of noten hatorah. Is this a hefsek?

Looking for sephardic answers please.

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Why would it be? He is giving kavod to the Torah – Dovid Benizri Aug 31 '14 at 21:00
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See the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef in סימן קלט - סדר הקריאה והברכות where he says:

יד: מנהגינו פשוט שהמברך ברכה אחרונה אחר קריאת התורה, אינו עונה אמן אחר ברכתו, אף על פי שכל העונה אמן אחר ברכותיו הרי זה משובח, הכא שאני, שהרי מעיקר הדין מותר להפסיק בדברי תורה קודם שבירך ברכה אחרונה. [ילקוט יוסף, הלכות קריאת התורה עמוד צב]. ‏

"From a strict Halachic POV, one may interrupt with Divrei Torah before making the Final Bracha [of Noten HaTorah]."

Since "emet torateinu hakedosha" seems to qualify as Divrei Torah, it would not qualify as a Hefsek - an interruption - between the Torah reading and the Bracha.

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Is the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef online ? please provide a link. – eramm Sep 1 '14 at 9:02
@eramm - I was using a downloaded version of toratemetfreeware.com/index.html?downloads but now I see they are online - so I added a link. their main online page is toratemetfreeware.com/online/d_root__040_hlch.html – Danny Schoemann Sep 1 '14 at 9:05
Yagdil Torah VeYadir ! – eramm Sep 1 '14 at 9:11

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