n. Prayer quorum of 10 Jews age 13 or older (traditionally male; in some communities male or female).
n. Religious community.
n. Small service.
"Which minyan do you go to?" "I go to Kehilat Hadar."
"Are you going to morning minyan?"
"We need 2 more to make a minyan."
"I'm going to the 7:20 minyan."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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