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if one is in a non orthodox synagogue and suddenly has thoughts of repentance as a woman is called up to the torah, what takes precedence? should he walk out because he feels this practice is incorrect or stay because there is a torah scroll on the bimah?

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    This question assumes that A) there is a prohibition to listen to a woman receiving an Aliyah, or else being present during said Aliyah, and B) there is a prohibition against leaving when there is a Torah being read. Can you please source these assumptions? That would greatly strengthen this question. – DonielF May 13 '18 at 2:33
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    Would the question be any different had you simply written "someone is in a synagogue when a woman is called up"? What is the significance of the non-Orthodox synagogue and the repentance? – Alex May 13 '18 at 3:03
  • In view of the previous comments, I agree that the Q needs editing and better focus. But, there is a rule mentioned in O.C. (have to locate it) that women do not receive aliyot because of kavod hatzibbur. Without delving into the extent of what that means, view the literal meaning of the phrase - "respect for the congregation." I.e., having a woman up there receiving an aliyah is disrespectful. If you're in the shul and a woman receives an aliyah, you wouldn't consider it personally disrespectful? This is not just an "Orthodox thing." – DanF May 13 '18 at 23:37
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The whole existence of the unorthodox shul, where woman are called up to the Torah is in itself a Bizayon Hatorah (disgrace to the Torah) So leaving the temple, while this disgrace of the Torah is taking place, is an honor to the Torah rather than a bizayon. The original source of not calling women to the Torah was for Kavod Hatzibur, but once this is the proper way to do it, the existence of a synagogue (temple) which is based on disregard of Torah values is a disgrace to the Torah

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    Source? [15 char] – DonielF May 14 '18 at 22:44
  • @DonielF source to WHAT?? To the fact that "the existence of a synagogue (temple) which is based on disregard of Torah values is a disgrace to the Torah"?? That is true by definition! – RibbisRabbiAndMore May 15 '18 at 7:51
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    The questions was about a "non orthodox synagogue," not about "a synagogue which is based on disregard of Torah values." Whether or not you are correct, it is true "by definition" only because you equate the two, and so maybe you should support your answer better. – b a May 15 '18 at 10:33
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    I meant source that it’s actually a disgrace that women are being called up. I can think of exactly one Gemara in Megillah that addresses women being called up to the Torah, and it’s only forbidden because of Kavod Tzibbur, not Kavod Torah. So can you please provide a source that what you’re saying is accurate? – DonielF May 15 '18 at 11:25
  • @DonielF Reread what I wrote: The original source of not calling women to the Torah was for Kavod Hatzibur, but once this is the proper way to do it, the existence of a synagogue (temple) which is based on disregard of Torah values is a disgrace to the Torah. – RibbisRabbiAndMore May 15 '18 at 18:37

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