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There's nothing in the verse you link to about reading aloud or as part of a prayer service. People nowadays study the Bible in synagogues all the time, and this was undoubtedly true in those days. (An almost contemporaneous account of this is in the Babylonian Talmud M'gila, in the middle of column 2 of folio 28 in the name of R. Ashi.)
In this answer from Christianity.StackExchange there is good evidence that Christians were not mixing the sexes during prayer/worship gatherings in the 1st century. It states that St. Cyril of Jerusalem notes in the 4th century that men and women were still separated. Further consider 1 Cor. 14:34-35 of the Christian scriptures where Paul states Women ...
This is somewhat similar to the famous Mi Sheberach for those who don't speak during prayers, compiled by the Tosafot YomTov after it was revealed to him in a dream that the ת"ח ות"ט crusader pogroms were a punishment for talking in shul. It is meant to be said after the Torah reading on Shabbat. It says: מי שברך אבותינו, אברהם יצחק ויעקב, משה ואהרן, ...
I'll try to explain the permissibility of including any Jew as part of the minyan at all times, summarizing answers I got on this discussion from 3 notable Orthodox rabbis. Rabbi #1 had a small shul and on Shabbat many of them drove. A number of the walkers asked him why he allows this. He answered that he does not explicitly tell them to drive to shul on ...
Do you know the person well enough? Maybe it is pikuach nefesh regarding an injury they themselves sustain, or regarding medical support that they give to a gravely ill person.
Yes a simple proof. We say in kol nidrai that we are matir to daven with evildoers that shows that the whole year we must't
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