Updated Minyan guidance letter [With English translation]

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  1. This letter only addresses those who live in developments and complexes. What about those who live in regular houses, ranches and the like. Can each family stand on its own porch and daven with a minyan like that?

  2. Why are the basements being thrown under the bus? Why can’t we stand on the landing? Give us daled Amos from our steps please! It seems like they felt in order to get permission for the porch minyanim we are going to assur everything – was it necessary?? Who is posing these questions to the state? Please think about Everyone Thank You

  3. How wonderful it is to be able to rejoin a minyan.
    These rules may seem trivial, but are necessary to continue saving lives!
    I hope in those complexes where the porches are in close proximity to one another, extra care is taken to keep an ample distance from one another and save lives. Hashem Yerachem Aleinu!!
    A gut Shabbos!

  4. I don’t think this has anything to do with state officials. This is just the rabbanim retracting their previous statement where they prohibited all the minyanim. They are making some revisions as to what kind of minyanim would be “Muttar” on their own.

  5. I just hope that this doesn’t end up being a terrible mistake. I will be pleasently surprised if people don’t end up bending the rules. Especially those that don’t have 10 people but if they bend a little then they will have 10.
    In theory this is good but when was the last time the whole tzibur kept kept to the same rules in anything??????

  6. Not a complete translation, but a review of some parts of the letter (not even in order):

    Most of it is Very very specific information about daavening, upon review after yom tov. All this is with knowledge, guidance, and rules of govt. authorities.

    [Obviously, This only applies to ppl who live in apartment buildings, with close neighbors]. There is great merit and reward for maintaining absolute separation, even if it means you cannot coordinate with neighbors [because your home or apartment isn’t arranged this way].

    Daavening can be coordinated with people standing each individually on their own PRIVATE porches, Or each from THEIR OWN WINDOW of THEIR OWN APT, Or THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL staircase from a private basement apt.

    NOT in a parking lot… Not on landings, and NOT ON A SHARED porch. NOBODY may join by coming from a different home or apartment and standing nearby. Not even for kaddish or kedusha. Nobody may go onto someone else’s porch, G-D FORBID, even in order to layn there.

    As it is written, “There is a time to embrace and a time to distance”

    Instructions are stated for a gabbai to be VERY STRICT, & tell sh”tz or baalkoreh to immediately STOP, if anyone breaks these very strict rules until they completely leave the area.

    All these are in accordance with government knowledge, guidance, and rules.

  7. I am not taking any chances I was told by my rov that its not that safe and I can continue davening alone for my own safety until this mageifa is over.

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