To Lift Up the Torah

To lift up the Torah:
  • Grip the handles close to the plate at the top of the lower handles.
  • Roll the Torah so that three columns are exposed and one of the seams is between the two rollers (this is a custom).
  • Lever up the Torah (you may slide the Torah down the table toward yourself if that makes it easier).
  • Show the Torah to people on your right and then on your left.
If you want to turn in a circle, turn to counter-clockwise as seen from above.
  • At the end of rolling (glila) closed the Torah, there should be a seam between the two rods on which the Torah is rolled (such that if it were to tear, it would likely tear at the seam and no words of Torah would be torn).
 
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