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In many shuls, this is nothing more than a space constraint, esp. if the Shabbat davening is in a chapel during weekdays and a bigger shul on Shabbat. Usually, the chapel has a small ark, so there just isn't room to store it with the crown, esp. if the small ark has just enough space for 1 or 2 Sifrei Torah. My shul is exactly like this. We pray in the ...


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As Double AA said, it might just be the time when the donor's there. My guess, however, would be for Kavod Shabbos. If you had the crown on all the time, it wouldn't be special when you saw it on Shabbos. But that leads to the question of why not put it on during Shabbos Minchah? I'd guess that this is because at Shabbos Minchah time, the Kedushah of ...


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After a quick read of the text I note here the following explicit features which are rarely if ever present in modern (certainly Ashkenazi) scrolls: 14:6 the Torah has שלשים (we have שלשם) 14:22 the Torah has חומה with the Vav hanging above the word (ie. a correction) 15:7 the Torah has גאונך with the Vav hanging above the word (ie. a correction) 15:10 the ...


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The halachos of writing a sefer torah are הלכה למשה מסני (Halacha given to Moshe on Mount Sinai) which mean that the methodology of the writing of the torah, tefillin, and mezuzos were given as part of the oral law from the very beginning. Here is an example of how to sew the columns of the sefer torah to the aitzai chayim We see this as an example in ...



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