Sit or Stand With the Torah?


If one is sitting on bimah holding a Sefer Torah, & the Aron HaKodesh ( Ark ) is open, for the prayers for Israel, & national government leader or king/queen, do you also rise as since you are seated holding the Torah, or do you remain sitting ?



  1. Everything depends on the custom of the Shul. In some Shuls, those holding the Sefer Torah remain seated, and in some Shuls they stand.

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