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Hagbah (Raising the Torah)

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Hagbah (Raising the Torah): (lit. "lifting"); the ritual of lifting the Torah scroll and displaying it to the congregation after the Torah reading
Following the Torah service the Torah scroll is raised (Hagbah) and dressed (Gelilah). As the Torah scroll is raised following the reading, we endeavor to come close to the podium so that we can read the Torah's writing. We say this paragraph while the To...
On doing “Hagbah” with the “Sefer Torah”
Is there a specific reason why we lift the Torah up in the air in the synagogue after each reading?
How to perform the honor of lifting the Torah as well as rolling and dressing the Torah after the reading.
The conclusion of the public Torah Reading; how and why we lift the Torah; how to do "hagbah."
By Doug Richter
Artist’s Statement: This is my second painting ever. I thought the image of an outdoor Hagbah was very powerful but could mean different things to different people in very much the same way that the Torah can be interpreted in many different ways.
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