Requirement to Daven With a Tzibur
I spent this past Shabbos out of town and went to a shul I picked at random where I had never been. The rabbi’s sermon was about the importance of davening with a tzibur. He said a man who neglects to daven with a tzibur without a good reason has violated a negative commandment and therefore sinned. Is that really true? I always understood before that it is a positive commandment to daven with a tzibur, but not a violation of a negative one to skip. I rarely go to shul on weekdays because my work schedule does not allow. I only go on Shabbos and Yom Tov and occasionally on Sunday and civil holidays.