Monday, April 30, 2012
Sefard and Ashkenaz customs of reading the Torah
Does any one know of a makor or at least the reason why Sefardic minyans read the Torah while it is standing, where as Ashkenaz minyans read the Torah while it is laying down? Was this concept from a mesorah or did it evolve through the time as a way of giving proper kavod to the Torah, similar to some of the ornaments that came about over the time?
Posted by Dovid Nissan Bressman at 6:29 PM