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        1/30/2014, Shevat 29, 5774

      'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

      "The synagogue must be the center of the community, where a person begins and ends his day – the shaharit prayer in the morning, and minha and arvit in the evening,” he said.

      Some people think the synagogue is a place to get together, meet friends, and read Sabbath brochures, the rabbi complained. Some of these brochures, he added, “do not even contain Torah teachings. The plague of brochures is ruining the synagogues. They can be taken out of the synagogue and only be handed out after the prayers; let each person take one to his home.”