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Is aliyah to Israel an occasion for which one does not recite Tachanun? Is there a difference of minhag on this, or is there a uniform answer (yes, it is a special enough occasion to refrain from saying Tachanun vs. no, it is a regular Tachanun day)? If there is a difference, is it dependent upon hashkafic differences (zionist/anti-zionist), or halachic differences (based on writings of Rishonim, Acharonim, etc.)?

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Can you explain why you think there might be different Minhagim? –  Seth J Aug 14 '12 at 15:50
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@SethJ Because a lot of things in Judaism have different minhagim. –  Double AA Aug 14 '12 at 15:57
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@SethJ - Good edit, thx! –  Adam Mosheh Aug 14 '12 at 16:29
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You're welcome. –  Seth J Aug 14 '12 at 16:32
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are you talking about while making the trip to Israel or living in Israel? Because if you're talking about the trip, Tachnun is omitted while traveling (I can't remember the source right now, and I don't remember if this is a universal custom, but I think it is) –  Menachem Aug 14 '12 at 22:24
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It's orally reported (I heard it on a Rabbi Rakeffet mp3) that when Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was asked by Bnai Akiva about Hallel on Yom Ha'atzmaut, he replied: "nu, if it's a yomtov for you, then say Hallel; personally I don't."

That may be the spirit you'll find here.

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