Stop the Talking in Shul



Keeping quiet in shul is a zechus for parnassah, shidduchim, refuos and yeshuos. However despite the knowledge that talking during davening is wrong, the epidemic continues. So you may ask, what is the best way to combat this phenomenon? The shushing and apparent frustration of onlookers hardly seems to be enough.

Whether you are the “shush”er, or the person who has a difficult time limiting conversation to outside of shul, there is nothing more powerful than being inspired by words of Torah.

So we are calling on you, the YW readers, to contribute divrei torah, links to shiurim, etc so that we can build a compilation to further work on this holy mission of keeping the shul sanctified.

You can email contributions to [email protected]

Or, if you’d rather contribute directly to the shul in your area, you can contact [email protected] for free “Stop The Talking” cards to display in your shul or beis midrash.

Join the movement – we want to hear from YOU.




  1. How’s about a video to tell our fellow Jews not to “pile on” against those who have been arrested? How’s about shutting down the disgusting language from the anonymous keyboards of those who would condemn their fellow on hearsay, lashon hara, motza’ei shem ra? How’s about a video to urge all to be mithpallel for those who are going through hell right now? Better to learn what not to say first than worry if someone accidentally opened his mouth in beth hakineseth regarding divrei chol inadvertently asking his fellow about a grocery list or some other benign subject matter. For this, we have multiple videos from “Torah Leaders”…Even the goyim know “not to kick another person when he is down.” Our be’nei Torah have suddenly all become posqim, experts, in hilchoth gezel, hilchoth chillul HaShem, etc., and think they can get on a public forum to tear down their fellow Jew at his worst and lowest point in life. Dear G-d have ra’cha’mim on us despite our cruelty to our fellow Jew. Does anyone still say, “lo ye’anesh shum adam be’siboti….” anymore…or do we just condemn our fellow Jew and actually applaud their public abashment and downfall. Where is the kindness, ra’cha’mim, chus, empathy, tefilloth for those in pain? No better to hold one’s self up as a model of purity on anonymous chat sites like this where no one will really know YOUR secret avloth, faults, that only HaShem really knows about you…Shame on us all…