Monday, March 2, 2009

Halocho #281 - The shortest Torah Reading

At each Aliya during Torah Reading, at least 3 verses have to be read.

Even when only 3 people are called up (like on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat afternoon) a total of 10 verses need to be read. The last Aliya should read 4 verses.

On Purim, because the Torah Reading only has 9 verses in the relevant section, therefore 3 verses are read in each Aliya for a total of 9 verses.

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 23:19

- Danny

Monday, 6 Adar 5769

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה

1 comment:

  1. Some have the custom to repeat the last verse to satisfy both zeicher and zecher. This effectively makes it an aliya of 4 verses, for a total of 10.