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Minyan, The

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Minyan, The: (lit. “number”); the quorum of ten necessary for communal prayer
Parshat Vayeitzei
It is said that in the merit of praying with a minyan, one will make a living more easily and be blessed with the fruits of his labor. In fact, even if praying with a minyan causes one financial loss, G-d will repay him by granting him extra success...
Never underestimate the potential of the individual Jew.
Why a skype minyan is not okay
Dear Rabbi, Is it possible to create an online synagogue where everyone would join for prayer through webcam? Could this be a legitimate replacement for group prayer at the synagogue? Answer: Judaism has had a strong presence on the internet since the ear...
Without ten men, the Amida, the eighteen universal prayers, with a 19th thrown in for extra measure, could not be said out loud. Without ten men, Michael Fein, the richest Jew in town and president of the synagogue, could not say kaddish, the mourner's pr...
The Jew and Prayer: Lesson 2
The Individual and the Community
The various advantages of praying alone and with a group.
The primary focus of our interactions with others should be to ensure that they have food to eat and to welcome them to our tables.
Question: If the service begins with eleven men, and two leave the room for some unknown reason, is there still a minyan? Answer: If there are not ten men in the room, there is no minyan. Nevertheless, whatever was begun while ten men were in the room can...
How to count to 10 in 4 steps
To say the Kaddish, there must be ten male Jews, age 13 and up in the room. They all have to be in the same room, not out in the hallway or hiding in the closet. It's best if they are all awake, but if one of them just won't wake up, you can still count h...
Question: Due to my work schedule it is impossible for me to attend morning prayer services in the synagogue, so I plan on praying at home. However, I'm somewhat confused as to which specific prayers I should recite. I understand that some require a minya...
The requirement that a congregation of at least ten adult Jewish males be present for the wedding service was evolved gradually. In Talmudic times, when the nuptials and betrothal were two distinct ceremonies separated by up to a year’s time, the nuptials...
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