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Saturday, February 15 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Magic Number: Why Do We Need Ten to Make a Minyan?

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Why do we need ten Jews to make a minyan (the required quorum for public prayer)? Rabbinic sources derive the number from two significant stories in the Torah when the people Israel committed their worst collective sins. What do these derivations tell us about the religious significance of the minyan requirement and the role of public prayer in Jewish spiritual life?


William Plevan

Bill Plevan is completing his doctorate at Princeton University writing a dissertation on the Jewish philosophy of Martin Buber. He is President of Matan, an organization dedicated to creating inclusive Jewish learning in Jewish communal life. A native New Yorker, he lives in Manhattan with his wife Sara Shapiro-Plevan and their son Ariel. The three of them are competing to see who can enjoy Limmud more.

Saturday February 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
High Ridge

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