While in a shower is one allowed to talk to someone else (not about Torah - "regular" talking)?

I understand that talking in a bathroom is normally not permitted. Is a shower the same or different?


See SA OC Siman 84 where it is clear that talking itself is allowed in a bathhouse, the restrictions are only to greeting with the word Sholom and speaking Torah etc.

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  • What about nowadays when they are connected? – Hacham Gabriel Jul 8 '13 at 4:29
  • I would assume that the talking in a bathroom prohibition is limited to when one who is doing his 'needs', and I take that from the fact we see people go into the bathroom to get things while talking to others, and more important proof is from SA OC (43:5) that some say that going into a Bais Hakisay Kovuah with Tefilin is allowed if he's not doing his needs. Also see Mishnah Berurah (3:4) and Sha'arei Teshuva there #2. – Meir Zirkind Jul 8 '13 at 5:08
  • I don't think you're right on that one. I've seen the Posekim discuss talking in the bathroom (not while using the bath) and they prohibit. They say it's less of a prohibiton than while using but nevertheless should be avoided. – Hacham Gabriel Jul 8 '13 at 13:35
  • @Hacham Gabriel Can you please supply sources, there is some type of imbalance on this forum that when you answer a question you're required to bring sources, but in comments against an answer you can get away with 'Reshonim say' 'posskim write' without any backup proof. – Meir Zirkind Jul 8 '13 at 16:24
  • When someone writes a comment they're not "Paskening" (I know we're not Paskening Halacha LeMaaseh here but we are in own way) therefor they are allowed to write they're own opinion (this is my understanding). – Hacham Gabriel Jul 8 '13 at 19:25

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