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It's understandable that the synagogue rules would ban photography inside the synagogue on the sabbath, even for gentiles. (As far as I'm aware, Jewish law does not.) Photography is forbidden for Jews then; therefore, having someone around snapping photos can be disconcerting and disturb people's sense of sabbath. That may even apply in the synagogue ...


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I think that what non-Jews consider to be rude behavior by Jews can be attributed to different customs. For example, most white Christians would not dream of talking during religious services or charging a buffet line as if ordered by Stonewall Jackson. In ancient days, non-Jews didn't understand our customs either, some of which seemed rude to them. For ...


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Rabbi Natan Cordoza points out that the jewish people are indeed the most difficult of all nations. see 34:01 of this audio the Tzants Rebbe in the Divrei Chaim writes: "the torah was given to israel because they are infatuous, tenacious people. By nature, the jews are an obstinate nation, so the torah was given to break their obstinacy with ...



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