The sign on the entrance to the main sanctuary of a synagogue in the USA where I spoke several months ago really made me laugh.
Some people mean well, but they flub it when they try to get their message across. The directors of the synagogue probably wanted to convey to the congregants that it’s not respectful to walk in the door in the middle of the rabbi’s sermon. Maybe they also wanted to convey that barging-in in the middle is disruptive and distracting, both to the rabbi and to those already seated.
On the other hand, you can interpret the sign comically, as Breslev Israel’s General Director Yosef Nechama (who took this priceless photo) and I did: “Hey, Pal – it’s dangerous to hear the rabbi talk! Don’t come inside!!”
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