# 3205 To Stand or Not To Stand

Q. I am recovering from a leg injury. By the time I walk to shul on Shabbos, I find it painful to stand so I have been sitting through the entire service.
As I heal, I can probably stand for some time but not all of it. Is there a priority to reintroducing standing? For example, I know sefardim sit for Kaddish so even though I am Ashkenazi, can I sit for it? If so, should I give priority to the Amidah or the movement of the Torah, if I am still limited?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that the first priority is to stand at the Amida. If even that is very difficult, one can recite it sitting down, or at least standing on the first brocho and on Modim.
If one can stand the full Amida. next follows Kedusha, and then Kaddish. As the Sefer Torah goes by, when difficult to stand, one may stand a bit while holding on to a chair or shtender.
Rabbi A, Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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