(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Bais Medrash (c) Torah.Org

Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 12:31:10 -0500
From: rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu (Russell Hendel)
Subject: Re: Makom Kavua

The source for praying in a fixed place is derived from the explicit verse
in Gen 19:27--->  >  And Abraham got up in the morning TO THE PLACE where he
stood before G-d<  <  .

As to the question or Raphael Adam, Bais Medrash, Vol 1, Number 61: what
does one do when one comes to a new shule? Here is my personal practice.

I always have my fixed place on the non mechitza side of the shule, near
the wall in the back half of the shule. Thus when I come to a new place I
try and pray on the non mechitza side in the back half.

Russell Jay Hendel Phd ASA
Rhendel @ mcs drexel edu