|When a Jew talks during davening in a shul in America,
A shul in Netzarim is set aflame.
For some shuls, thank G-d, speaking is not the issue. In some places, perhaps it’s that people trickle in 15 minutes or more late. In another, the davening runs as it should, but no one thinks of putting away the siddurim afterward; the sefarim collect on the tables in every-growing piles. Each of us can look at where we are and ask ourselves — what can I do constructively to address the loss of sanctity as synagogues burned to the ground amidst celebrations and looting?
So I ask you: Please don’t talk to me in shul. I’m weak, and easily distracted.