Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mitzvah #51- Fear the Temple - Decorum in Shul

It's a Mitzva to be in awe of the Bet Hamikdash - the Holy Temple.

Our synagogues are considered to be miniature temples.

One may not make merry in them. Idle chatter is also forbidden.

One may not sleep in them.

It's a Mitzva to treat them with awe and respect.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Pasuk: "and fear my sanctuary" (Vayikra 19:30)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 18

- Danny
Tuesday, 4th day Chanukah, 28 Kislev 5770

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