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This week I attended a shiur where a woman brought a baby who started making noises which disrupted the lecture. Instead of taking the child out, she continued to stay at the shiur, oblivious to the disturbance her baby was causing to the speaker and the audience. This morning I was listening to a shiur titled Parashat Emor: A Ben Torah Is A Mench. A few minutes into the shiur, a cell phone rings and the person to whom the phone belonged said "hello" loudly enough for the lecturer to hear. The rabbi giving the shiur, without missing a beat, responded, "hi."
How about we leave cell phones and crying babies outside of the lectures we attend?
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