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In the back of the Chumash Shai LeMorah, a list and hierarchy of the the people who are obligated to receive an Aliyah to the Torah. He adds parenthetically as follows: It is written in the Sefer Avodat Hakodesh of the Chida Z"l that there is a custom in Eretz Yisroel that someone whose wife enters her 9th month of pregnancy should be careful to do the ...


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The Ba'er Heiteiv and the Mishnah Brurah (Orach Chayim 104, 2 in the BH, 9 in the MB) say העולם חושבים זה קצת למצוה that the people consider opening the ark to be somewhat of a mitzvah. In context, they say that if one is finished with Shmone Esrei and has said the pasuk "Yihyu l'ratzon imrei fi", but has not yet stepped out of position at Oseh Shalom, he ...


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It depends on the synagogue, and depends what you're being asked to do. I'll assume the synagogue is Ashkenazic. If you're being asked to open the aron (cabinet holding the Torah scrolls) for a particular prayer, but the scrolls are not to be removed, then the first step is to approach the aron at the appropriate time. (Actually, as mentioned in the other ...


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In an Ashkenaz Artscroll Machzor (for Yom Kippur) it seemed to imply like #1: Everything is said, and right before Gadlu (or Shema) the Torah is taken out and given to Chazan. And that is what the Shul I davened in did (again, Ashkenaz) The above has a source. However, I have noticed that general practice in many Shuls (whether correct or incorrect) is to ...


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In Igros Moshe Orach Chaim 4 Siman 70 Section 9 HaRav Moshe Zatzal quotes from the Shaarei Efraim Hilchos Kriyas HaTorah Shaar 10 Section 1 "In the time you open up the Aron Kodesh to take out the Sefer Torah the congregation says Vayehi Binesoa - and after you take out the Sefer Torah the congregation says Brich Shmei. Since no one disagrees with this ...


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My sense is it's just a matter of respect for the visibility of the open Aron; if all the congregants are looking at the Torah scrolls, you don't want to appear like you're hogging the attention and blocking their view. If for whatever reason you need to be on the other side, I'd say just cross over as quickly and as unobtrusively as possible. That's just ...


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http://thetorahcenter.com/page.asp?pageID=56F73177-782C-4F25-8F70-A6DC14F11327&displayAll=1 The Birchas Ephraim 60 (This is a pamphlet that is printed as an addendum to Pischei Sh'earim, Talmudic novellae by Rabbi Yisachar of Tchenstechow - Bilgurei 5660). says as follows: "My children, do not forget to introduce the tradition from our master, ...


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By Sephardim the Aron and the Torah(we keep ours in wooden cases) are both opened, and then Brikh Shmei is recited typically followed by Tehillim 127, and then the Torah briefly closed, lifted out of the Aron and handed to the person who will be carrying it, re-opened, Gadlu is said while it is being carried to the Teiva, Hagbah, the Torah is then set upon ...



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