Sunday, March 10, 2013

Standing when the Aron Kodesh (Ark) is open


The practice of standing when the Aron Kodesh (Ark containing the Torah) is open is not required by the letter of the law. It developed as a popular practice more than 500 years ago in order to demonstrate love and honour for the Torah, but it was not accepted as the type of custom which would have the binding force of law. It is simply a good practice.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:38:4)

Have a great day,

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