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Today I was in a shul where there were four parallel mincha services because four mourners wanted to lead the services. I thought there was a principle of ברב עם הדרת מלך?

What sources are there that discuss this issue and what do they say?

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Was there no Rav? –  Seth J Apr 25 '12 at 15:29
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@SethJ No Rav present. (Do you mean that the Rav should not have allowed it??) I was once told that the shul was founded on the condition that multiple minyonim were allowed. –  Avrohom Yitzchok Apr 25 '12 at 15:41
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I meant that the Rav could have explained why he allowed it (if, indeed, he had). –  Seth J Apr 25 '12 at 15:49

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The Shaalos U'tshuvos Afraksa D'Anya - Siman 30 discusses this question and concludes that each mourner may have his own Minyan.

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Thank you. Are there any other sources that agree or disagree? –  Avrohom Yitzchok Apr 26 '12 at 13:01

The Rama (YD 376:5) says that if there are three brothers and one non-brother, they should all split four kadeishim, and the three brothers don't all say kadish at once. The Pischei Teshuvah (YD 376:6) says that everyone should say kadish all at once. They don't specify whether they are talking about in a case where there are enough to make many minyanim.

The Minchas Yitzchak 9:122 says that it seemed that they should not split up into different minyanim, but said he was in a rush and couldn't deliberate on it.

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