Raising and dressing the torah

  • Unroll scroll to show a few columns

  • Hold the two handles of the Torah and gently pull it toward you so that the bottom of the scroll extends slightly off the lectern

  • Bend your knees slightly and push downward on the handles. This will lever the Torah upward.

  • Raise the Torah and turn around to show it to the congregation (for about ten seconds)

  • Carry the Torah to the side seats (the gabbai will direct you), sit down (bring your arms down) and have your assistant dress Torah

Note: At certain times of the year, one of the scrolls may be significantly larger than the other. Take a look before lifting so that you can compensate for the heavier side.

The following videos demonstrate the process



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