Question: Can the Torah be read publicly on any day?
Dear Rabbi Enkin,
It there any reason that a Torah Service cannot be included on a Sunday, or for that matter, during any of the three prayer services throughout the week?
Thank you, David
Answer: Dear David,
It was Moses, Ezra, and the sages of the Talmud that decreed that the Torah is to be read publicly Monday, Thursday, Shabbat (2x), and certain holidays.
Among the many reasons for this pattern was to ensure that no individual went three days without hearing words of Torah.
After this routine had become finalized, it became forbidden to institute additional days for public Torah readings.
Rabbi Ari Enkin
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel