Often, when I daven in shul that has multiple minyanim, I see people join a minyan that already started, even though a new minyan is starting in an adjacent room. It is almost as if they want to ‘get over’ the tefillah, and therefore join the minyan that is going to finish sooner, even though it started before they arrived.
There would seem to be something inherently wrong with such behavior. If one arrives in shul for Shacharis and the minyan is already up to borchu, the right thing to do is to go into the next minyan that is beginning.
To compound this, those who join a minyan while it is already underway often leave before the minyan finishes.
Tefillah and tefillah b’tzibbur is something that should be taken seriously. Coming after borchu and leaving after Shemonah Esrei is not what Chazal had in mind.
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