Dear Matzav Editor,
It has long been known that in frum shuls throughout North America, people have their “makom” and will not change seats in shul. I have witnessed older and younger men alike, numerous times, yelling at people to get out of their seats.
Besides for the fact that this creates a bad environment to daven in, it is extremely offensive and very rude. Many times, I’ve seen out-of-towners getting yelled at for sitting in someone else’s seat when they simply didn’t know.
I understand the significance of having a makom to daven in, but at what cost? And if it really is so important, then people should make sure to get to davening on time.
New York, NY