Lee Diamond – Tenth Wo/Man
When were you last counted in a minyan?
Being the 10th is an honor
It’s like allowing for Jewish completion
As a praying community.
A minyan is a minimum community for most prayer
But no one cares if you are a believer
Or if you believe In The efficacy of prayer with or to a Supernatural Creator or Source of the Universe.
Theology is not an issue for a minyan.
Community is what matters for the Jews.
If you are an “apikorus” ( denier) you’ll be counted.
If you don’t believe,
you still count in a minyan
How can that be?
You can be counted as a Jew in a minyan even as Denier? If you can’t s say שמע ישראל ה׳ אלוהינו ה׳ אחד can you be counted In a minyan?
It is community that matters most for the Jew. Belief is secondary.
We are a people
We are spread out
We have common history
And common language
And music and literature
And life rhythm
We are the people of the Book
And people of the land
And We All count
That’s without a doubt
So alway count yourself
All Jews Matter