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Since they are not annotated in any way, it's impossible to know of any given sefer tora what it's model was. Further, even if we knew that a given sefer was exactly copied from the Keter (Aleppo Codex), that would not help us recreate the vowels or accents. However, by taking the majority reading of specific selected Masoretic manuscripts, Rabbi Breuer ...


The Spanish-Portuguese custom is uncommon, in that sifre tora are not placed in cases, but covered with jackets. The second sefer is held by someone who sits on the teba. However, unlike Ashkinazim, there is a qaddish when the reading is finished in each, i.e., the second sefer is not brought to the reading desk until after qaddish is said, then the first ...

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