- A sefer Torah is the holiest of all Jewish articles. As such, extreme respect must be shown both toward it and to Krias HaTorah in general-which includes observing all the numerous halachos of Krias HaTorah. But where can one find the ins and outs of those many halachos?
- The Sha'arei Ephraim, written some 200 years ago by Harav Ephraim Zalman Margolis zt"l, is a comprehensive sefer on the halachos of Krias HaTorah. The Chafetz Chaim himself refers frequently to it in his Mishnah Berurah. But the Sha'arei Ephraim is written in Lashon Hakodesh and thus has largely been inaccessible to the English-speaking public...until now.
The Laws and Customs of Krias HaTorah is an English adaptation of the Sha'arei Ephraim. Written in a clear, user-friendly format, this sefer is not only a great resource for rabbanim and gabba'im, it is a handbook for every person who goes to shul. Many common and not-so-common questions about the laws of Krias HaTorah are dealt with in this book, including all of the above scenarios. Extensive footnotes include the customs of Sephardim and other communities with regard to Krias HaTorah.
This sefer...excels in both the precise halachah, clarity, and proper logic.
The sefer is written with immense proficiency, clearly, and is easily understood. I really enjoyed it.
Rabbi Mordechai Fishman
6.3" x 9.3"
Israel Bookshop Publications
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