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Completing Minyan with Minor

Question:
Dear Rabbi! We here have minyan only on shabos. When someone leaves the minyan is not at all. The second synagogue is far away and people even on Shabbat pray without a minyan. Whether it is possible in such a situation to attach the child to the minyan? What is the Rav’s opinion?

Answer:

An effort should be made to have a miyan of adults. If sometimes there are only 9 adults, a katan may be used to complete the minyan so that the minyan does not fall apart.

It should be a katan who is of age to daven, and he should be given a Chumash to hold with him [he does not have to hold it with him the entire time, just keep it by his side].

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