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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 2

How Many Make a Quorum?

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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 2: How Many Make a Quorum?

A quorum for prayer (a minyan) is ten. What is the source for the idea that the group recitation of Grace After Meals requires only three people? The Talmud examines the Scriptural verse (Psalms 34:4) which says: Declare the greatness of the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together."
Talmud Berachot 45a, Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 2 (English)
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Minyan, Talmud, Tractate Berachot, Zimun

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Learn how to study Talmud line-by-line and word-by-word. In this intermediate level class you will learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic argument. Text for this class is Chapter Seven of Tractate Brachot (folio 45a).
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