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Definition(s):

  • (n) the quorum required by Jewish law to be present for public worship (at least ten males over thirteen years of age)

Usage(s):

  • He may not be a witness in a Jewish legal proceeding or count in the minyan, or quorum for prayer.

News

  • Apple-picking outing helps congregation find core of Jewish New Year

    UTICA, Ohio — The members of the Little Minyan, a Jewish Reconstructionist congregation, sat cross-legged beneath the shade of apple trees yesterday morning and listened while their spiritual leader, Jessica Shimberg, explained the Rosh Hashana holiday.
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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Quotes

  1. Yosef quoted a law that states that "anyone who legislates in secular courts is raising one's hand to the Torah of Moses our teacher. He is deemed a wicked person and cannot not be counted in a minyan."
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Source: Jerusalem Post

  2. "The Righteous teach us ...... that if we have the courage to heed that 'still, small voice' within us, we can form a minyan for righteousness that can span a village and even a nation," said Obama.
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "But Frédéric invited 10 Jewish friends na minyan n so he managed to slip in a bit of Judaism," says Stern. "The rabbis were furious and tried to annul the marriage."
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: David Stern Source: Cleveland Jewish News

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