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I know you can't talk during פסוקי דזמרה, and certainly not during ברכות קריאת שמע. What about between them? And if not talking, what about דברי תורה?

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Mishna Berura 54:3:6 says that one may do any Dvar Mitzva between Yishtabach and Yotzer, however no talking is allowed. Thus one may look into a Sefer during that time, however one can not give a Shiur then.

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Looking it up there, it sounds like one may talk for the sake of a dvar mitzvah. If so, isn't learning Torah a mitzvah? – Eliyahu Jan 14 '14 at 13:47
Looking into a Sefer is not the same as speaking. – Gershon Gold Jan 14 '14 at 13:55
Correct. But he mentions speaking to collect tzedoka, which is speaking for the sake of a mitzva. – Eliyahu Jan 14 '14 at 17:02
He mentions giving Tzedaka, not collecting. Although perhaps one can collect without talking. – Gershon Gold Jan 14 '14 at 17:16
The רמ"א write "ומזה נתפשט מה שנהגו בהרה מקומות לברך חולה או לקבל בבית הכנסת שיעשה לו דין בין ישתבח ליוצר דכל זה מקרי לצרך מצוה" and that definitely involves talking. – Eliyahu Jan 14 '14 at 17:29

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