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Pregnant woman with male fetus in a minyan?

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chayim 55:4) talks about adding a Katan to a minyan: יש מתירים לומר דבר שבקדושה בתשעה וצירוף קטן שהוא יותר מבן שש ויודע למי מתפללין ולא נראין דבריהם לגדולי הפוסקים וה"ה ...
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Why pay 10 men to be in shul?

Rashi (s.v. עשרה בטלנין), in explanation of why 10 are needed, cites a gemara in berachos (6b) which goes as follows: אֲמַר רִבִּי יוֹחָנָן: בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא בָּא בְּבֵית ...
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Rosh Hashanah Shofar or Minyan?

Rosh Hashana 34b וּמִצְוָה בְּתוֹקְעִין יוֹתֵר מִן הַמְבָרְכִין. כֵּיצַד? שְׁתֵּי עֲיָירוֹת, בְּאַחַת תּוֹקְעִין, וּבְאַחַת מְבָרְכִין — הוֹלְכִין לִמְקוֹם שֶׁתּוֹקְעִין, וְאֵין הוֹלְכִין לִמְקוֹם ...
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What is the Schar one receives for being amongst the first 10 in a minyan?

There's the famous gemara in Brachos 47b: וְאָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בֶּן לֵוִי: לְעוֹלָם יַשְׁכִּים אָדָם לְבֵית הַכְּנֶסֶת כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּזְכֶּה וְיִמָּנֶה עִם עֲשָׂרָה הָרִאשׁוֹנִים, שֶׁאֲפִילּוּ ...
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Halachic aspects of relocating an established minyan

I like how you wrote up the question. It became quite relevant post-COVID when people had to decide whether to disband home/street minyanim and come back to synagogues. A person in this situation ...
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hat and jacket during davening

If this is a practical question, CYLOR. It is a machlokes: Rav Chaim Kanievsky (Sheilas Rav p. 194) says better to daven alone with a hat than daven with a minyan without a hat: On the other hand, ...
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How much is one obligated to help a struggling minyan?

See Mishnah Berurah 55:70 that he is not OBLIGATED. אם מי מהן רוצה לילך למקום אחר שיש בה מנין אין יכולין לכופו כלל If someone wants to go to another place where there is a minyan, one can not force ...
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Minyan or Hachnasat orchim

Short answer: When a genuine case of hachnassas orchim comes at the expense of tefillah betzibbur, hachnassas orchim takes precedence. If one is busy with guests in a way that is a fulfillment of ...
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Obligation to stand while praying on public access transportation

Peninei Halakha (Laws of Prayers 17:16) writes When traveling by bus or train [...] if one can stand and concentrate properly, it is better that he stand for Shemoneh Esrei. However, if standing will ...
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Why is the last bereita in Avot often said before Kaddish?

See the following passage extracted from https://outorah.org/p/4589/ The Five Types of Kaddish by Rabbi Jack Abramowitz The Rabbis’ Kaddish (“Kaddish D’Rabbanan”) is recited after a public lecture in ...
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What are the sources that require a minyan to recite the yud gimmel midos harachamim?

The source for saying it at all is Rosh Hashanah 17b אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן: אִלְמָלֵא מִקְרָא כָּתוּב, אִי אֶפְשָׁר לְאוֹמְרוֹ. מְלַמֵּד שֶׁנִּתְעַטֵּף הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא כִּשְׁלִיחַ> ...
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Closest minyan to Boston Logan Airport?

Try using https://www.godaven.com/search?mode=location&address=Boston%20Logan%20International%20Airport%20(BOS),%20East%20Boston,%20MA%2002128,%20USA&lat=42.36557519999999&lng=-71.0097645 ....
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Halachic aspects of relocating an established minyan

In my other answer, I addressed the specific issue of an individual praying in a home minyan rather than in a synagogue. You asked in comments to clarify the halacha for an entire community that would ...
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Obligation to pray in minyan in less than 1km (distance) or 18 min (time)

To answer the question — the time one is obligated to invest in fulfilling the mitzvah is a total of 18 minutes according to the Avnei Yashfeh 6:5. Therefore if one can reach the minyan in 18 minutes, ...
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Virtual online Minyan for daily Kaddish?

Thank you for coming here. I'm looking at the calendar of DC's Ohev Sholom Synagogue; it looks like they assemble a traditional minyan in-person, but also (on weekdays) keep a Zoom camera on for ...
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