Set Place (Makom Kavu'a): Enhancement of Prayers

It is an enhancement of your prayers to set aside a regular place for praying (makom kavu'a), but it is not required.
Note If you have a regular seat/makom kavu'a in synagogue and you find someone sitting in your seat, it is not proper to ask that person to move if it will upset that person.
Note Your makom kavu'a extends to 4 amot/6'7” away from the actual seat and so you could sit in a nearby seat and still be within your makom kavu'a. However, even if there are no other seats available near your normal seat, it is still not proper to upset a person by asking him or her to move from your seat.
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