Halacha Yomit says that Chacham Ovadia rules that one must raise his heels 3 times each in every kadosh. Where can the source for this halacha be found in Chacham Ovadia's books?

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    – Dr. Shmuel
    Feb 14, 2021 at 23:16

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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef 125:6:

נוהגים לדלג מעט ולהרים עקבו מן הקרקע כשאומר פסוק ''קדוש'' ופסוק ''ברוך'' ופסוק ''ימלוך'' בקדושה. וכשאומר פסוק ''קדוש'', ידלג שלש פעמים בכל פעם שאומר ''קדוש''.‏

The custom is to jump slightly and raise one's heels from the ground when saying the verses "kadosh", "baruch" and "yimloch" in kedushah. When one says the verse "kadosh", one should jump three times, each time he says the word "kadosh".

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    I'm not sure this answers the question. This work was written by R' Ovadia Yosef's son
    – Double AA
    Aug 15, 2019 at 13:59
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    @DoubleAA and reviewed comprehensively by R Ovadia
    – Joel K
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:03
  • But you're right that technically this isn't one of "Chacham Ovadia's books"
    – Joel K
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:04
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    the comma in the answer changes the meaning (בכל פעם שאומר ''קדוש'') -- is it three times, for each kadosh, or three times for each kadosh?
    – rosends
    Aug 15, 2019 at 14:45
  • Each time one says, “Kadosh”, a rise of the heels is done. It parallels the behavior of the Ofanim & Chayot HaKodesh which ascend to the place of the Seraphim. Aug 16, 2019 at 11:09

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