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Question: Is it proper for a Torah to be displayed in a cabinet in a business? We are curious about the rules for housing and displaying a Torah.

Answer: Thanks for the question. A Torah is a holy living document, and should be treated with proper respect. It should be stored in a cabinet that reflects its timeless mission and eternal message. Traditionally, it is stored in an elaborate Aron HaKodesh (holy box) cabinet, bedecked with a curtain. The Torah is never placed in a glass case as a museum piece. If it would be used for study or services as the place of business it would be appropriate to keep it there. If not, a home is a more appropriate place.Regards,
Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt
Dallas, TX

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