Vaeschanan 5774 Newsletter in PDF format

Tefilla Halacha

On Shabbos, when the sefer Torah is removed from the aron kodesh, and is being held by the chazan, the chazan says “shema Yisrael ” and “echad elokeinu ” facing the tzibur. When saying gadlu, the chazan should face the aron kodesh. The sefer Torah should be somewhat raised at the beginning of each of the three recitals: Shema, echad, and gadlu.