Question:

When we read from two sifrei torah on yom tov. when we say the chatzi kadish, which sefer should be on the right and which on the left? and do you have any sources?

Answer:

The second sefer which is the one that we will read from now, should be on the left side, which is closer to the baal koreh. See Mishkeh Halachos 13-22 who says that the reason for this is because of “ayn maavirin al hamitzvos”. ( As a side point this is a bit hard to understand because they will do hagba’ah and take away the first sefer before they start reading the second one, so he won’t be passing over the first one. Nevertheless, this is the minhag.)

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