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The Mishna Berura (142:8) describes this practice and recommends it if no one in the shul knows how to lein. Note that later commentaries on the Mishna Berura (I don't have this in front of me at the moment, so I can't quote the source) clarify that the reader must still look at every word inside the Torah - otherwise it is not considered reading. ...


Had it been that the one reading out of a chumash reads first, and afterwards the other reads out of the Torah, it should be fine. See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim siman 141 siff 3. For clarification, see the Biur Halacha who ends up explaining that the Makrei is the one reading out of a chumash, and the Olah is the one reading the Torah. He starts off by ...

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