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If one does not have the opportunity to say Kiddush Levanah with a Minyan, should he say it alone? If he can say it with a group of people that is less than 10, is that better than saying it by himself, and if so, is a larger number (under 10) better (meaning 3 is better than 2, 8 is better than 7)?

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Do you have any reason to suspect the number 10 is at all relevant? –  Double AA Jul 2 '13 at 16:56
    
@DoubleAA other than the fact that it is usually tied to the end of Ma'ariv and the fact that generally it is followed by 'Aleinu and Kaddish? No. –  Seth J Jul 2 '13 at 17:03
    
Maariv is also usually followed by Aleinu, but no one thinks that needs a minyan. –  Double AA Jul 2 '13 at 17:05
    
@DoubleAA, that's true. But it is preferable to say Ma'ariv with a Minyan. And I didn't ask if it needs one, I asked if one still should say it without one. Is it an individual requirement? –  Seth J Jul 2 '13 at 17:09
    
I'm just saying the question would be improved if you indicate why you might think 10 would be a requirement or even preferable. –  Double AA Jul 2 '13 at 17:40
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The Beiur Halacha (OC 456 sv Ella) writes that it certainly permitted to recite it alone, though ideally it should be done with others because of the principle of Berov Am Hadrat Melech. He quotes two opinions if a group of 3 or 10 counts for that.

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