How can allusions to like "turn the Torah over because it's all in it" - הֲפֹךְ בָּהּ וַהֲפֹךְ בָּהּ, דְּכֹלָּא בָהּ [Avos 5:22]) justify putting the Torah at greater risk of falling or tearing by changing hagba on Simchas Torah where the writing faces outwards?

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  • @Alex thank you for finding that for me - though I'm still not sure why the answer in the post justifies a risky hagba, I really appreciate you finding the post! – NJM Sep 29 at 15:11
  • Doesn't every time the Torah is lifted put it at risk of falling? It's often difficult and you need to be careful during Hagbah, now it's just a bit more difficult and you need to be a bit more careful during Hagbah. – Salmononius2 Sep 29 at 15:26
  • I doubt there's that much additional risk, relatively speaking. – Daniel Sep 29 at 16:35
  • @Salmononius2 In my experience, there is significantly more wobbling and jerky movements (along with at least two gabbaim ready to grab the sefer Torah) even with stronger individuals. It seems the difference in difficulty is not so much between a 6 and a 7 but more of a 5 and 8 - hence the question – NJM Sep 29 at 17:05

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