Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Yisro 5779

While reciting the first berachah over the Torah when getting an aliyah, both hands should be used to grasp the 2 wooden handles of the Sefer Torah. During the layning, the right hand should continue to hold one handle (what about a lefty? A machlokess acharonim [of course]! R’ Chaim Kanievsky seems to hold that the lefty should use the right hand also). Both hands (and both handles) should again be used when making the final berachah.