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The seat for the Seffer Torah to be placed upon is mentioned in Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah siman רפ׳ו סעי׳ י׳ב on the list of items that are tashmishei kedusha וכן הכסא שהוכן להניח ספר תורה עליו. The Ba'er Hagola #22 brings one pshat that this item is the כורסיא mentioned in Megila 26b, he explains 'for there are places that set up a chair to place the ...


The Igros Moshe OC 1:38 writes that one should not use a special piece of furniture to hold a sefer Torah since this does not show proper respect for the Torah.A Torah is supposed to be held and one should not even pass the Torah to someone else after hagba(unless it is for chiunuch see Rav Emdin in the Igros) since it is a bizyion(degrading) to the Torah. ...


a yad is used because they do not want to damage the torah e.g. smudge the ink or rip the parchment. this is because it usually takes 5 years to write the torah because if you make one mistake it cannot be used.

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