Often times, when someone will move a Sefer Torah from one place to another, on top of what the Sefer Torah is already normally covered with, he will put an additional covering of a Tallis-Gadol. Where does this minhag come from? What is the reason for it?

  • Because he wants a second covering, and what else is usually near Torah scrolls and is big enough to cover it?
    – Double AA
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 18:05
  • @DoubleAA and why does he want/need a second covering?
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 19:43
  • Perhaps in case you walk by unclean/immodest things/people/actions; alternatively, perhaps so people don't have to stand.
    – Double AA
    Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 12:34

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Tzedaka U'Mishpot 16:2 note 3 indictaes that he has been unable to find a source for this Minhag.

וראיתי נוהגים כשמוליכים ס״ת ביחיד עוטפין אותו בטלית ולא מצאתי עדיין מקור לזה.‏

I have seen people who wrap the Sefer Torah in a Tallis when they take it from place to place; I have not yet found the source for this custom.

  • 3
    How do you find these?!? (+1.)
    – msh210
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 17:54
  • @msh210 Piskei Teshuvas brings this I believe...
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 19:19
  • @Yehoshua: I found this online and did not see it in the Pischei Teshuvos. Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 19:49
  • @GershonGold so the question goes back then :).
    – Yehoshua
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 19:51

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