Daled Sivan, 5775
Can you join a minyan?
No, not to daven - to learn!
We all got to admit there is something strange here.
Let me explain...
There is a special kedusha that envelops a minyan and that is part of the reason we daven with one, however the Baal Hatanya seems to imply that within that itself the greatest kedusha is that of the Torah.
The Alter Rebbe says in Igeres Hakodesh Epistle 23 that he heard from his masters that if there were an angel standing in the presence of a gathering of ten, an unlimited and infinite fear and awe would then befall him from the Shechinah that dwells over them and he would become totally nullified.
While there is no halachic requirement to seek a minyan for learning and while it is more important to daven with a minyan than to learn with one there is quite clearly an advantage in learning when possible in a place where nine other Jews are learning - in a shiur or in the same hall as them.
And as Tanya goes on to say (ad loc): But he that will listen to me shall dwell securely, and in his and in our own days Yehudah shall be saved and Yerushalayim shall dwell securely, - amen, may this be (His) will.