minyan : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • In traditional Judaism, a service can be held without a rabbi but not without a minyan (congregation) often men aged 13 or over.
  • But why didn't he invite a rabbi and nine Jews to have a minyan to recite the Kaddish for these Jews without a grave, who had been assassinated and burned and whose cemetery lies .
  • He may not be a witness in a Jewish legal proceeding or count in the minyan, or quorum for prayer.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 26, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch

  • Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in Jerusalem Post
    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."
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    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.
  • David Stern in Cleveland Jewish News
    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."

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