What is the origin of the practice of giving “pesicho” (the honor of opening the Ark) to the husband whose wife is expecting a baby?
On shabbat morning when putting away the Torah, many chazzanim like to draw out different tunes for the verses recited then. Should the one honored with putting the Torah back wait until after the ...
If I'm in synagogue and someone asks me if I can "open the Aron" or "take out the Sefer Torah," what will I be expected to do, and when?
I was recently asked to do the job of handing out the honor of opening and closing the ark during davening on Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur and was wondering if there was any halachic significance to ...
Sing "vayhi binsoa" as the Aron is opened by -- let's call him Mr. Opener Brich Shmei is said Chazan is now holding Torah scroll and says Shema (or Gadlu). I've seen different things happen for ...
Can a congregant who has been asked to open the Ark, walk in front of the Ark to get to the other side of the 'bimah'?
Can a congregant who opened the Aron Hakodesh walk in front of the open ark and walk to the other side of the platform where the Aron is situated?
Is there anything wrong with a katan (child) receiving the honor of opening up the aron kodesh (for example when saying Avinu Malkeinu, or during Selichos, or after davening for Anim Zmiros, or even ...
Possible Duplicate: Is B'rich Shmei said while the Torah sits in the Aron, or as it's held (by whom?) I know that the Shaare Efrayim and Igros Moshe say that the congregation should ...
For tefillot which are supposed to be said with the ark open like avinu malkeinu, do you need to wait until the ark is open before starting to recite the prayer?