Monday, January 10, 2011

Signaling during Shema


One who is in the middle of reciting the first paragraph of Shema may not signal to others, such as with his eyes, lips or fingers, let alone speak to others.

This is a time when a person is declaring his acceptance of Gd's reign, and signalling to other people at that time would indicate that the Shema and its statements of faith are of secondary importance to him.

(Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 63:6)

Have a great day,

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