originally published on July 27, 2013
Recently, a customer came along and told me a long and very nice story.
The Short Version:
The Rav in his shul is Hassidishe and a very Eidele Mensch. [A Gentleman] B'derech K'lal, he is makpid to daven Minchah AFTER sh'kiah.
Hayom Yom - the Rav invites a Choshuver Litvisher Rosh Yeshiva to his shul. As a result, he moves Minchah up to well before Sh'kiah out of deference for his guest.
The menschlich thing to do:
Forego your own sheetah to honour an important guest.