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Our shul sporadically gets people who come into the shul in the middle of the Shacharit minyan to ask for tzedaka. I think this is improper as it disrupts people's kavanah when they individually approach every person and ask for money.

Halachically, are they allowed to interrupt the minyan to ask people for tzedaka? Are there certain parts of the davening where they are allowed to interrupt vs. other times when they are not allowed to do so? Keep in mind that I stated that these people ask every individual, and some people may be at different points in the davening than the rest of the minyan. It doesn't seem that these collectors care where someone is up to.

  • I've never been interrupted in the middle of Shema or Shemoneh Esrei. – Y     e     z Jan 15 '15 at 4:16
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    @Double -- why not mark the dupe the other way around? This question has a higher score, and the OP is around to enjoy the answers, and mark one as accepted. – MTL Jan 22 '15 at 17:18

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