September 19, 2008

Ritual Never to Forget You

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 1:55 am

I have my own little ritural I do Friday Night davening in order not to forget you. Instead of taking a seat in Synagoge, I stand up towards the back near the doorway and I pray going in and out of the back of the shul. I do this to remember during prayer all those who live far from synagoges or forget to pray during Shabbos. It is my little way of remembering everyone and I pray for all the people who visit the website. I also have it mind that in the front of the synagoge is a Rabbi who elevates all the congregants prayers up but who will take care of those in the back talking and not praying properly?Those hanging around outside… I feel like this is a little my job.
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  1. I alsways sit in the same place, no matter what shul. The back of the shul to the left.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — September 19, 2008 @ 6:29 am

  2. Rebbe Elimelech of Lizensk encourages us to daven infront of a wall though, so that we can use the wall to block sights that may distract us, and as a blank screen to envision your prayers on.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — September 19, 2008 @ 6:31 am

  3. yes a wall is best. Good for you! I can’t stand still anymore when I pray, I am a major pacer. It is starting to draw a bit too much attention all the pacing. I also get very hot when I pray so I pace near a window & have to pace outside a few seconds.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — September 19, 2008 @ 7:40 am

  4. I also sit back left.

    Comment by Teodor — September 20, 2008 @ 1:21 am

  5. I also sit in the back to the left! Unfortunately, though, the only wall there is the Mechitzah, which one should avoid looking through. I also sometimes like to pace.

    There are guys that talk at my shul, but they pray when they know they should. They’re pretty cool though. They have the tradition of taking candy out of their Tallis bag and throwing it to congregants who get their first Aliyah. It’s pretty funny.

    Comment by Zechariah — September 22, 2008 @ 12:45 am

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