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When a Cell Rings during Davening

Halacha commentator Rabbi Yosef Ginzburg discuses what to do when a your mobile phone rings in the middle of Shmone Esre. Full Story

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Sign of the times
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Sign of the times

Would someone please tell me Shulchan Orech has to do with our lives? Hasn’t Orthodoxy or Chassidus turned into another version of “kosher style”?

Thank you
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Thank you
Ridiculous shaale
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Ridiculous shaale

The question itself is ridiculous. We have to ask ourselves; how did it come so far that we have to deal with the question?! Why do people find it normal to walk into shul or/and davening with their cellphone switch on.

Alter Rebbe
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Alter Rebbe

For those that never had a chance to read the “fine line” at the end of Shmonei Esrei (Tehillat Hashem Siddur) Their is a quote from the Alter Rebbe about bringing children to Shul. If a father cannot bring a child to shul cause he/she misbehaves how much more is having a cell phone on in shul…Lehavdil the muslims have a system that blocks incoming calls to Mosque….But it would not work for us since in a case of Emergency…Hatzallah ect…

to all the people questioning the shaala
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to all the people questioning the shaala

the Shu”a does not deal with a perfect world. It deals with reality. “sign of the times” or “why is it normal” are stupid questions. The fact is that it happens and we need to know the halacha in that case.

obviously we ought to turn it off before davening, but what about shogeg? bedieved? we are talking humans here, and finally we have a psak on what to do, bdieved

more!
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more!

wow such practical halacha
looking forward to more such articles…

Practical
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Practical

At least for Shacharis leave your phone home. Dont put it on your belt etc till after Shacharis. Once its on, the yetzer horo doesn’t let you take it off till you go to sleep, & some people even sleep with it on ! Wait to power up till after shacharis.

Sometimes stuff happens
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Sometimes stuff happens

Lots of folks go directly to work from shachris. so leaving it home is not possible.

Perhaps develop the habit of moving your phone to your talis bag, just as you remove your watch when putting on tefillin. Then the act of moving it will remind you to quiet it too.

Zvi L
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Zvi L

I learned something new. Thanks!

Omg technology these days!
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Omg technology these days!

OMG seriously???? Have the guts to turn of ur stupid cellphone before u have a conversation with a King and ask favors! SERIOUSLY!!!

Thank u
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Thank u

This an important start of writing (practical) Halachos on this Forum. More please. Cain Urbu

cher
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cher

i do not have a cell phone because i don,t think i need one.if somebody calls my house & i am not home or for some reason unable to answer my answering macine comes on they leave me a message & i return the call when i get the message but people who have a cell phone the purpose of a cell phone is so that they can be reached when they are not home & i will tell you the truth.i have alot of friends where i have a hard time reaching them at home so i call them… Read more »

A cellphone story
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A cellphone story

Unusually for me, I forgot to shut off one of my cellphones when at the Ohel. It rang, very embarrassingly with my loud Lipa song ringtone right after I finished perek 119…and the message was an SMS that the person who I had just said that perek for was on the way to getting the necessary yshua!!

is a cellfone a mobile?
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is a cellfone a mobile?

i’m from england and that makes sense but just checking.

to 14
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to 14

Yes, Brits say mobile, Americans say cell, or cellphone.

Me
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Me

The Nokia E72 SUCKS

to #13
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to #13

Thats just one case, your just lucky and that is funny, but sometimes it doesnt turn out that way and it ends up being some silly person who wanted to annioy you! (that happened to me once!)

INTERESTING!
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INTERESTING!

THOUGHT LEARNED DONT EVEN INTERUPT IF A SNAKE GOES ON ONES LEG ONLY IF A SCORPION?
IF GOJ DISTURBS YOU SIGN OF GOOD DAVENING SO YETER HORAH WANTS TO DISTRACT YOU…
MOSHIACH NOW IF SO MUCH DAVENING WORTH OF BEING DISTURBED. AD MOSAI?..

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