Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

#1 - REFRAIN FROM TALKING WHILE DAVENING.

 


בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ה' פ' בא, ד' שבט, שנת תשע"ט


Dear…


Be careful not to talk during Davening; especially in a Breslever Shul.


It hurts me to hear that you converse throughout the entire Davening; the holy Zohar cites (Parshas V’eschanan 266): “Woe to one who talks while Davening; with this act he severs his connection to Hashem; woe to him that he abandons his faith, and he forfeits his Chelek באלוקי ישראל. With his behavior he demonstrates he doesn’t believe in Hashem, and doesn’t believe in Hashem’s presence in Shul; through his conduct he displays his disrespect to Hashem.” This must awaken a person to the severity of talking during Tefilla.


Once one has children it is even more crucial to use caution in this aspect. If children see their father schmoozing during Davening, the entire concept of Tefilla loses it’s value to them, and they will eventually stop Davening all-together.


I beg you: take it upon yourself to refrain from talking during Davening; in this merit you will see great blessings.


Have a good day.