Saturday, September 18, 2004

Talking In Shul

Two words: SHUT UP.
I mean it. Just be quiet. Control yourself.
I don't attend shuls like that anymore, but people that do came home astounded at the Rabbi's harsh speech about people talking in shul, and how he said that if they feel the need to talk, they should just leave.
He is exactly right.
If you are going to talk in shul, don't bother coming. Shul is not for socializing, it's for davening. if you feel the need to get together with your friends Shabbos morning, make a rotation and meet at one woman's house every Shabbos. This way you don't have to wait 'till Leining or sit through the Rav's speech. People won't have the chutzpah to shush you. You'll just socialize and chat on Shabbos morning. You can even get dressed up and compete with your wardrobes, and talk about the other women when they're not listening. As long as you don't disturb my davening.


At 9/18/2004 10:06 PM, Blogger anonymous student said...

You know, you really have to stop reading my thoughts... it's kind of getting spooky. It seems whatever I'm thinking about eventually gets around to being posted. I really couldn't agree with you more on this. The most annoying people are really those who feel that they must daven 10-15 second shemonah esreh's and than talk in loud whisper about the weather, politics, latest joke for the next 5 till the rav is done. I'm kinda thinking about hiring a hitman to take them out... but it's aseres yimei I'll forgive them.


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