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Your question is really the other way around. Generally speaking it's the person who does the mitzva action that says the bracha (Rambam Brachot 11:10). In the case of an aliyah, you are right that in most congregations an appointed reader is designated to read each persons portion out loud and with proper cantillation; however Shulchan Aruch (OC 141:2) ...
This is discussed in Chakirey Minhagim (Rabbi Eliyahu Yochonan Gurary, vol. 2 pg. 90): Eshel Avraham (OC 219:3) debated this and although he begins by saying that it would seem to be a interruption to say Hagomel between the brochos and kadish, he concludes that where there is no existing custom it is perhaps preferable to say Hagomel first. His explanation ...
The Rama (OC 143:2) writes: בחומשים שלנו, אפילו כל ה' ספרים ביחד אין לברך עליהם, ובמקום שיש ס"ת ואין ש"ץ הבקי בנגינה בעל פה, ראיתי נוהגים שהש"ץ קורא מן החומש בנקוד והעולה קורא אחריו מן הס"ת הכשר. In our Chumashim [which are printed] even if all 5 Books [of the Torah] are included, one cannot recite a blessing over [reading from] them. In a place ...
Presumably this is a cue to the oleh that the aliyah is over, and he should begin reciting the blessing. If the kore were to simply stop reading, there would be a few seconds of awkward silence until the oleh is sure that the aliyah is over. Also, a kore who pauses for whatever reason would run the risk of having the oleh start the blessing too early.
Consult your local Orthodox Rabbi. The other answer already gave reasons to forbid. I'll give a broader picture as to why one might permit. 1 The basic gemara in question regarding speaking during leining or between one aliyah and the next is in Sotah 39a: Raba son of R. Huna said: When the Torah-scroll is unrolled it is forbidden to converse even on ...
The Radak wrote Sefer HaMichlol (available on HebrewBooks) in order to make it easier for a person to learn grammar. Another good grammar book to read is Sefer Mo'znayim by Ibn Ezra. In the title page, Rabbi Wolf Heidenheim says that there is no better Hebrew grammar book than it. I also found this pdf which has the book newly typeset and easier to read.
The Mechaber rules in Hilchos Shnayim Mikrah (286:5) that one is permitted to recite shnayim mikra during krias hatorah. Although one may not learn during kriyas hatorah, shnayim mikra is different because it the same thing that is being read. The Pri Megadim writes that one must do so quitely in order not to disturb others. In Hichos Kriyas Hatorah (146:2) ...
Rabbi Moshe Stern ("The Debreziner") in Shaalos U'Teshuvos Beer Moshe 3:28:2 says that the one getting the Aliyah should not say Chazak as it is an interruption. However, per Otzar Minhagei Chabad everyone says Chazak including the one who got the Aliyah.
According to Nitei Gavriel, the custom is to sing with the taamei shira. (This seems to be his intention, although the statement is quite vague.) He quotes this from Minhagei Frankfurt as well as Hosafos HaYaavetz. He also lists some of the customs that pertain to which pesukim to apply the tune to, etc.
Mishneh Torah, in Hilkhot Tefilah u-Bhirkat Kohanim 13:25, says: אף על פי שאדם שומע כל התורה כולה, בכל שנתו בציבור, חייב לקרות לעצמו בכל שבוע ושבוע, סדר של אותה שבת--שניים מקרא, ואחד תרגום In English( taken from here): Although a person hears the entire Torah [portion] each Sabbath [when it is read] communally, he is obligated to study on his own ...
Halachically Speaking Volume 3, Issue 3 discusses this. It brings many sources for further study. Some points: Once the sefer Torah is opened it is forbidden to talk - even words of Torah. One is not allowed to speak between Aliyot, since he might end up missing part of the reading. Shnayim Mikra during the Torah reading is permitted, but not recommended. ...
I once heard from Rabbi Nissan Kaplan that he did all mitzvos before then except for teaching torah to the masses. this is why he gives a drasha on the bar mitzva. maybe the torah reading is similar idea. and also, maybe, to put him in the spot light and give him some honor, like a chatan to make the occasion a great simcha for him
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