There are communities which still are in lock-down and will be unable to have a minyan on Shavuos. Members of some of these communities, will read the Torah portion at home.

My question asks first if Akdomus is a Dvor Shebikedushah something that requires a minyan and therefore cannot be read by the individual?

If it is not a Dvor Shebikedushah and the individual may say it, is it a good idea for the individual to say it?

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    I'm a little supposed by this question. Why might you think it's a davar shebikdusha? Is there any reason to think it's obligatory at all and not just a custom? Are any customs davar shebikdusha?
    – Double AA
    May 25, 2020 at 11:45
  • @DoubleAA The Rav thought Anim Zemirot could be a davar shebikedusha yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/951536/rabbi-hershel-schachter/…
    – Joel K
    May 25, 2020 at 12:00

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Per letter from Rabbi Hershel Schachter dated 26 Iyar 5780, although the Minhag is only to say it B'Tzibur, it is similar to a Shabbos songs such as Ko Ribon that one may say without a Minyan. enter image description here


In this past week's GSEM, R' Mantel at KAJ said that Akdamut may be said and that further, one should read the 'Aseret haDibrot in ta'am 'elyon.

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    GSEM? (15 char)
    – Joel K
    May 25, 2020 at 15:48
  • @JoelK, the weekly pre-Shabbos bulletin. As it is referred to by its acronym, I used that as the title May 25, 2020 at 16:18

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