Jofa minyan correction
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Jofa minyan correction

Congregation Netivot Shalom is pleased to host the sefer Torah used in Jofa’s Torah Lending Program and to have inaugurated the program with a women’s kriyah on Rosh Chodesh. I write only to correct the erroneous statement in an otherwise excellent article (“Jofa and the point of no return,” June 21) that referred to a women’s minyan at our shul. Our synagogue is committed to providing opportunities for women to participate in synagogue ritual, in accordance with halachah, under the guidance of our morah d’atra, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, including hosting women’s Torah readings and tefilah groups on special occasions. However, these do not constitute halachic minyanim and no devarim sheb’kidushah are recited.

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