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Well, the SH"A does talk about 3 Tefachim, there are different opinions on how long a Tefach is starting at about 8 cm Gra"ch Naeh and up to 9.6 according to the Chason Ish. According to a psak I read, you need the platform to be at least 4X4 amot (2X2 meters) to get beyond the definition of Makom Gavoha (being that 4X4 amot is considered a new place). Also ...
My father reminded me that when we used to pray the Bet HaKenset of HaRav Dawid Yosef Shalit"a people used to walk in and say the Shemona Esre aloud until Kedusha and Hacham Dawid didn't protest. Also, my Rav, HaRav Mansour Shalit"a answered that it is permitted. Of course, Contact your Orthodox Rabbi
The Rama Mipano says (Shut Rama Mipano 102:8) that those that learn durin'g Hazarat HaSha"s have something to rely on. However, Hacham Yishak Yosef Shalit"a writes that "Yesh LeHimana" one should refrain from doing so (Yesh Lehimana doesn't mean that's an Isur rather not recommended).
This Yerushalmi (Megillah perek 4, halacha 1) that Double AA cited tells a fascinating story. In it, Rav Shmuel bar Rav Yitzchak visits a shul and witnesses keriat haTorah in which the reader is “leaning on a post.” He claims that “This posture is forbidden, just as it was delivered at Sinai in a manner which instigated fear and trembling, so must it be ...
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