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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?


Bill Plevan

Bill Plevan holds rabbinic ordination from JTS and recently completed his doctorate in Religion at Princeton University on the thought of German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. He currently teaches Jewish thought at HUC and JTS. Bill also served as President of the Board of Matan... Read More →

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

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