Thursday, July 06, 2006

Talking In Shul

One of the things i never understood is why people talk in shul. If you go into a church or another religions place of worship, it is always silent. I was at the Mets Yankees game Sunday night and I met a person from the same neighborhood as me and he asked me what shul I attended. I gave him the name of the shul and told him it was a no talking shul and he said thats how it should be and started to laugh. If people know that you are not supposed to talk in shul, why do they continue to do so? I just don't get it. The whole reason why you go to shul is to daven. While i am on the subject of davening in shul the other thing that drives me crazy is seforim in shul. In the middle of recited krias shma, somone also has a sefer infront of him learning. Is it possible to learn and daven at the same time? If so i would like to know how. I sometimes feel that people do this so they can feel that they are more frum then you. I would like to hear what other people think about these topics and i would hope that i am not the only one who feels this way.

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I agree with you wholeheartidly.

Chana said...

This bugs me too! Welcome to J-Blogland. I bet you'll be asking some of the same questions many of us have. Ask away!

Lvnsm27 said...

This also bothers me. It's one of the things that the yetzer hora does is make people talk in shul

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Anonymous said...

It's a big, multi-faceted problem.

Some aspects of it are that 1) people don't understand what they are davening and how one should daven, 2) sometimes davening takes longer than it should and people nowadays seem to have shorter attention spans, 3) it's harder to treat davening better when you have been doing it from infancy in a mechanical way (re ffb's - not all - but a significant amount - that were brought up that way).

FrumWithQuestions said...

What about waling out while the rabbi is speaking to continue conversations. Why are people brought up this way?

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