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A minyan is a quorum of Jews, ostensibly necessary for reciting the Mourners' Kaddish, which is the prayer for the dead. 

Traditionally, a minyan could only be composed of ten Jewish men, but the rules have been relaxed in many instances, often allowing Jewish women to count toward the total, and even the Torah to stand in if the number is falling short.

According to Starfleet Rabbi Leah Benson, by 2156, Jews without access to a minyan, but who needed one, could temporarily ask non-Jewish colleagues to stand in, or could fill in the number with fellow Jews in communications (In Between Days: The Light).

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