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Shaking hands after Torah reading

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:20 pm
by Hart60
I notice that it's customary to shake hands with someone as they return to their seat after reading from the Torah,my question is should I as a non Jew also offer a handshake ?

Thanks,
Dan.

Re: Shaking hands after Torah reading

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:20 am
by Yisroelp
Hart60 wrote:I notice that it's customary to shake hands with someone as they return to their seat after reading from the Torah,my question is should I as a non Jew also offer a handshake ?


You mean after you're called up? Only joking. Sure, why not shake hands?

Re: Shaking hands after Torah reading

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:11 pm
by Hart60
Thanks for the reply YP -
Yisroelp wrote:You mean after you're called up? Only joking.
It would truly be an honour,but I don't think I'm likely to be called up as a Gentile, even in our Shul, :)
Yisroelp wrote: Sure, why not shake hands?
Well I don't really know for sure why they shake hands,I guess it's a form of appreciation and like saying well done.

Thanks,
Dan.