Why is it that most people do not stand for the berachos before Kriyas Hatorah? Even if people do not stand for kriyas hatorah, don’t they need to stand for the berachos?
Thank You, and Gmar Chasima Tovah.
There is no need to stand for the berachos before Keriyas Ha-Torah.
Although the Magen Avraham writes that one must stand for the berachos (146:6), this is a minority opinion, and other poskim (including the Mishnah Berurah 18 and Shaar Ha-Ziun 20) is lenient, ruling that one should nonetheless stand for Barchu (as the Taz rules).
The Chayei Adam writes that it is “proper” to stand for Barchu, indicating that even this is not a full obligation. However, for the berachos one certainly doesn’t have to stand.