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MISC-----talking in shul and the shoah

Wait let me get this straight 6 million Jews were brutally murdered and tortured for talking during davening. That’s the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard people nobody knows why the shoah happened and I think its really inappropriate to come up with answers like that unless you personally spoke to G-d don’t bother coming up with answers to that.

I hope you don’t go around telling stuff like that to shoah survivors. This is in response to Aarons comment

Imagine the Nazis invading a town. All the residents know what this means and they rush to get out of town as quickly as they can. They leave all their possessions behind and make for the railroad station.

But when they get there, they find their old friends from the other side of town who also ran to the station to catch the last train out.

The friends start shmoozing, catching up on old times. Just then, the train pulls in, and everyone is running to get on board.

But these two friends are just standing there shmoozing, all caught up in their conversation, ignoring the train and the conductor's yelling "all aboard!".

Then, as they notice the train pulling away, they start running after it screaming "Hey wait for us!"

But its too late. They missed the train, too busy with their shmoozing to escape the last train out of Nazi occupied Warsaw.

Does this mean that their being killed was a punishment for them talking while the train was leaving? Nope. All it means is that these people were morons and when they could have saved themselves they instead were busy yakking.

That’s what talking in Shul is. Tefilah is our salvation. Sometimes, our last chance. If you want to talk while Hashem is there listening to the prayers and arranging for your escape, that’s your business. But if those who are busy yakking during davening while their salvation is waiting for them in their prayers, well, don’t blame G-d, because He gave you a fair chance.

And PS - the reasons for the holocaust were given to us by Chazal. When suffering happens upon Klall Yisroel we must attribute it to our sins.

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