I am so pained that I cried, it bothered me so much that I had to record this as soon as I returned home. During Shachris chazoras hashatz this morning, one of those in attendance was showing samples of a product that he sells to another in attendance.
I cried and then it came back to me, a few weeks ago on Shabbos when there was a celebration of a young man becoming a Bar Mitzvah. I was pained. It is sad that people will come from other shuls who have finished their tefilos and will walk in to wish Mazel Tov to the baleisimcha. How sad disrupting a tzibur during tefilos. How are we educating our children?
So mechanech #1 comes in during Ein Kelokeinu and stop to carry on a discussion with one of the mispallim thus not allowing the mispallelto daven. When confronted, mechanech #1 replied, “I waited until after Kaddish”.
Mechanech #2 comes in during Anim Zemiros and walks to the front row and carries on a conversation with one mispallel with his back to an open Aron Hakodesh.
I am pained and pained, ein l’davar sof. We have come to shul to either learn or to be mispallel to the KB”H in the beautiful Mikdash Mei-at [House of the KB”H] that we have created. We daven for the true geula, the true redemption and that the Bais Shlishi be built. Are we making the Mikdash Mei-At a place where the KB”H is welcome? It does not appear so. What is the KB”H thinking.
Would any of us consider such behavior in the presence of a mortal monarch? NO, so why do we behave in such a manner in the presence of the Melech Malchei HaMelochim?
I am pained, and continue to be pained. I cried and I continue to cry.
Emosai, ad Mosai