Texting Whilst Davening


If one is davening and in the middle of prayer receives a text message for which urgency of response is demanded by the sender, is it permitted at any point during the prayer service to respond to the text? Do the same rules apply as talking with your voice during davening? Or are there different rules for texting?



  1. Unless there is a current medical emergency/situation that requires a person’s input, a person should not daven with their phone close by. All the phone does is distract a person and stop them from focusing on what is truly important – building their relationship with Hashem.

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