a guest post by Mr. Cohen
Many years ago, I visited a very fine Orthodox family
for the Shabbat daytime seudah.
Something happened there that surprised me.
table to hear kiddush, she had to ask them nine (9)
times until they finally complied with her request!
my mouth shut and never spoke about it;
but it made a very bad impression on my mind,
and I still remember it more than ten years later.
 VeAhabta LeReacha Camocha
 the obligation of hearing Kiddush
 unnecessarily delaying a mitzvah
 Torah law obligates guests to obey their hosts
complying with the mother’s request was so easy:
there was no monetary expense, no distance to travel,
no need to learn a new skill, and no need to endure pain.
I wondered: If this is how slow they are to perform
an extremely easy mitzvah, then how slow would
they be to perform a difficult mitzvah?
summons the people of the house to the table
to hear kiddush, every Jew in the house should
comply IMMEDIATELY, without needing to be asked
a fourth time or a third time or even a second time.
summons the people of the house to the table to wash
their hands, every Jew in the house should comply
IMMEDIATELY, without needing to be asked a
fourth time or a third time or even a second time.
Finally, when the father or mother says that it is
time to recite Birkat HaMazone, all Jews present
should stop talking and quickly proceed to the table,
without needing to be asked a second time. ____________________________________________________
When the father or host is singing [a zemer],
the best Derech Eretz is for the children and
guests to help him sing by singing along with him.
children and guests to remain silent and listen
while the father or host is singing.
and guests to speak to each other in low voices
that are not loud enough to interfere with
the singing of the father or host.
or guests to speak to each other in loud voices
that interfere with the singing of the father or host.
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1950 CE, and raised in England as a Roman Catholic,
and educated in Church of England schools.
He has no Jewish ancestors and no religious beliefs
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