reading from the Torah scroll (reading and blessings)

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Shortest word in the Torah [closed]

What is the shortest word in the Torah?
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Women and Kriyas Hatorah

Are women responsible to hear Kriyas Hatorah?
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What parsha is the most commonly read parsha?

Which Parsha has the most Kriyos Hatorah from it?
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Why is the weekday reading for Devarim different than for Shabbos?

Generally, the short Torah reading used on Shabbos afternoon, Monday and Thursday morning is the ~10--15 verses that will constitute the first Aliya the coming Shabbos morning. But for Devarim, the ...
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Is getting an aliyah and Bar-Mitzvah laining needed

Is it needed to get called up to the bimah and, also is it needed for you to lain from the torah on your Bar-Mitzvah?
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Talking during Torah reading

Is one permitted to talk during the communal Torah reading?
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Trop (cantillation) for leining

Who created the trop (cantillation) for leining? Is it a Mesorah from when the Torah was written?
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Why does a Bar mitzva boy publicly read from the Torah?

Why do bar mitzva boys publicly read from the Torah for their bar mitzva? Where does the minhag come from?
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Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach Torah reading

Why is it that we read on Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach the Torah portion that is read on a fast-day?
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The beginning of Maftir in Krias HaTorah on Pesach

Why is Bamidbar 28:16 read as the first passuk of Maftir on the first day of Pesach if that passuk has nothing to do with Pesach, rather it refers to the Korban Pesach which was brought the day before ...
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Reading multiple versions of words in Megilla and Zachor

Why do many Ashkenazic congregations repeat (at least a portion of) the last verse (Devarim 25:19) of Parashat Zachor twice, once saying "zeikher" and the other "zekher" (flipping the first vowel from ...
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How to deal with the parts of the Torah reading that are pre-empted by the congregation

Sometimes, our traditional approach to the reading includes having the congregation recite a short section of the reading aloud before the Torah reader does it, and then he follows. The most ...
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Method for practicing Torah reading

What is your method for practicing reading a Torah portion and thus memorizing the associated vowelizations and intonations? I'm looking for ideas for maximizing your effectiveness at performing a ...