What parts are to be omitted in davening if the congregation does not have a minyan? I know Kaddish and Borchu need a minyan, but what about things like the Chazzan's repetition of the Amidah? (Although I believe that needs a minyan though.)

Since the term "davening" is a broad term, how about focusing mostly on Shabbos tefillos.


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Kaddish, Barchu, the Chazzan's repetition of Shemoneh Esrei, in some instances the Torah and Haftoroh readings, and the last 2 paragraphs of Yikum Porkan Menshimayah.

  • Can you please explain "some instances the Torah and Haftorah"?
    – Jakub
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 1:55
  • 2nd Yakum Purkan and all misheberach lakahal
    – kouty
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 4:06
  • Public reading of the Torah definitely requires a minyan. I believe that Shulchan Aruch, among other places, describes this. Haftarah, I'm uncertain about, actually. Though, perhaps, there is a direct connection that there is no haftarah without a preceding Torah reading? BTW, it's a given that if there is no Torah reading, you would omit the prayers related to the Torah service itself. Also, for those who include "13 Middot" as part of tachanun, I believe that is omitted when there is no minyan, or it must be recited with the proper trope notes.
    – DanF
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 17:20
  • Also (I mean: in addition to what @Jakub said), please edit in sources for your claims.
    – msh210
    Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 3:40

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