Definition of minyan
minyanimplay \ˌmin-yə-ˈnēm\ or
: the quorum required for Jewish communal worship that consists of ten male adults in Orthodox Judaism and usually ten adults of either sex in Conservative and Reform Judaism
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Levin recalled how Hoffmann would often help to make sure there was a minyan, a quorum of 10 men for prayer.
Very much in disarray, the congregation finds a new temporary space in a location that makes finding a minyan, the 10 men needed for daily prayers, difficult.
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Origin and Etymology of minyan
Hebrew minyān, literally, number, count
First Known Use: 1753See Words from the same year
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