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Is it assure to have pictures of people in a room where someone is praying, specifically on the eastern wall?

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Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/28394 – msh210 Mar 4 '14 at 22:51
Do you live west of Jerusalem? – Double AA Mar 4 '14 at 22:56
I am pretty sure a certain hasidic group has photographs of their late spiritual leader on the walls of their synagogues and homes. Many Judaica stores sell paintings and photographs of great rabbis. Surely some are hung on the walls of homes and other locations where an individual or groups of people may congregate to pray. – JJLL Mar 4 '14 at 23:06
@JJLL, if that is a reference to Chabad, I have never seen a picture in a synagogue. It is often in a Beis Medrash, though (which will be a place where regular tefillos happen, and has a sefer Torah, etc.), but never on the eastern wall, generally on the south wall. – Yishai Mar 4 '14 at 23:35
You are correct Yishai. Would it make a difference in a synagogue where the ark does not face east? – JJLL Mar 5 '14 at 1:18

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