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In some synagogues I have seen the amud (lectern) from where the chazan (prayer leader) stands to say the prayers, placed a few feet in front of the aron (cabinet) where the torah is kept or between the aron and the bima (reading table). In other synagogues I have also seen the amud placed a few feet to the right of the aron. Is there an exact location where the amud should be placed? Does it change location depending on its use? Where can I find this information for further study?

  • In fact, the amud or stender isn't required AFAIK and it is just wherever the shatz is standing. Any place that is valid for him to stand is valid for the podium. – Tatpurusha Apr 8 '14 at 14:25
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    the only thing i heard about positioning the Amud, is to put in on lower ground because it says in Tehilim 130:1 'ממעמקים קראתיך י-ה-ו-ה' – user3113 Apr 8 '14 at 16:04
  • Can you refer some reading materials where I might read up on this topic? – Nun50 Apr 8 '14 at 19:44

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