The Minsker Rabbi was very angry with his congregation because they always chattered while prayers were being said. One Shabbat after services, he noticed a small group of people standing and talking.
“This is something I can’t understand, my good people,” the Rabbi said. “During the services you must talk, but why must you talk after services?”
- A person must be in the proper frame of mind for davening. Therefore, one should not daven immediately after playing around or after an argument, but should wait a few moments to calm down.