Re: Women praying with a minyan
Tue, 31 Dec 1996 10:46:13 -0500
<<It definately is a good idea for women to daven with a minyan, especially on
shabbos when she does not have other things to take care of.>>
Nechama Cox responded:
<< Where do you go for Shabbos? How does the food get on the table there?
How do the dishes get back into the kitchen, and Friday night, cleaned so
they can be used for Shabbos lunch?.. children still need to be fed and
dressed, not to mention entertained. Shabbos is a day of rest, but when
there are children and a household to be maintained, there is no such thing
as no "other things to take care of">>
In my Galut community of Silver Spring, MD many men go to Hashkama (early)
minyon on Shabbat and then go home in order to take care of the kids and
get ready for seudah sheniah(lunch), while our wives go to shul for the
regular minyan and have their turn at tefilah betzibbur(praying with a
congregation) and comraderie.