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What establishes "kevi'ut" in terms of "makom kavu'ah" (established seat in shul)?

The Tur in Orach Chayim 90, quoting an Amora in B'rachos, says that one should have a fixed location that he always davens, including within a shul. It is often called makom kavu'ah. (I'll abbreviate ...
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Source that it is a mitzvah to let your seat be used

I've heard many times that to let others use your seat in shul is a fulfillment of the mitzvah of accepting guests. Is there a respectable (by most Jews) written source for this? Where?
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How attached can one be to a Makom Kavua'?

tl;dr When I first joined my Shul, I floated between different Minyanim and didn't feel as though I truly had a set place where I belonged. After a couple of years, I picked the "main" Minyan in the ...
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How specific is a makom kavuah?

Many shuls let people claim (buy) seats and put their name on the chair where they usually sit, making it "officially" their makom kavuah. Some of Mi Yodeya's other makom-kavuah questions also ...
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Is a person allowed to sit in someone's reserved shul seat before that person appears?

My shul sells tickets for High Holiday seating. These are paid specific seats for the person who reserved them. Sometimes, outsiders attend the shul on Rosh Hashanna. Our shul doesn't refuse them ...
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Do mourners change their seats in shul today?

The g'mara on Moed Katan 23a says that after shiva, when the mourner stays at home, he can return to shul but does not sit in his usual seat. (According to this g'mara, he returns to his usual seat a ...
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Davening and Place

I've seen people pacing back and forth during davening. a) Is this a problem because of makom kevuah? b) What the halachic parameters of having a makom kevuah? Should one be in set place when he's ...
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Is there a concept of a "Makom Kavu'ah" in a public area?

Some time ago, I was sitting on a NYC subway train on my way to work. A frum guy approached me and asked if I would mind moving as I was sitting in his "makom kavu'ah" (designated place). I was ...
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