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The widespread practice seems to say the beracha of HagGomel in the presence of a Sefer Torah. Is this a halacha or a minhag? What is the source for this practice?

Furthermore, what is the relationship between the beracha of HagGomel and a Sefer Torah?

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Orach Chaim 219:3 we make the Bracha of Hagomel in front of a Sefer Torah since there is 10 people there and it is proper to say the Bracha with a Minyan.

  • This seems like a partial answer, to me. Why specifically at Torah reading? Why not say it after Kaddish is said? – DanF Aug 13 '18 at 16:35

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