The ShikkerDovid for the first time would like to make a controversial statement. He is against people attending “start up” shabbat morning minyamin. He feels that they sap the vitality and energy of shuls whose mandate goes beyond just prayer. The Shikker Dovid sees a synagogue as not merely places to worship, but also as community centers which ensure the health and welfare of the Jewish community. The shul is often the backstop or safety net for elderly or people on the economic fringe. Therefore the role of the shul must be protected. Any start up minyan must be careful not to impinge on the energy of its neighboring shul
The proof can be found from a thought in Niddah 33b and 34A. There is a long discussion and debate of the tumah an, zivah status of cutheans and sadducees. In the midst of this dry and rather difficult passage, the Talmud makes a beautiful statement when asked about the status of a saddduce. TheTalmud states the situation which is being discussed: It was a festival and pilgrimage and the rabbis rendered the tumah of an am haaretz like taharah during the festival.
The talmud cites a verse in Shoftim displaying this achdus: All of the men gathered in the city like one man-chaverim (comrades)
The is a beautiful thought. Those amei haaretz by coming to Jerusalem and people part of a community gathering gain the strength and spiritual vitality of a purity. The mechanism for this is the Festival and more importantly, being part of the mandate for Jews to gather. The above cited pasuk shows the strength is not merely being in Jerusalem, but through the display of unity, all ar “chavers”.