Wednesday, October 09, 2013

"Independent minyanim" in 1985

A late-breaking update has been added to this old post on the history of the term "independent minyan".  Scroll down to the bottom.

1 comment:

  1. Jerry Langer jalangernj@hotmail.comOctober 24, 2013 10:41 AM

    See my comments added at the bottom of that March 2010 post re: independent minyan. The term "havurah" and sometimes "independent havurah" was certainly in use prior to 1985 (the National Havurah Committee was founded before then, and several groups were termed a "minyan", as in the "Westwood Free Minyan" - see more in my comments). A friend found the following reference, which I haven't yet accessed: The Dance with Tradition: Two Generations of the Independent Minyan in America | Hecht | Jewish Journal of Sociology