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  1. Does a minyan say tachanun if there was a siyyum or if there is going to be after aleinu? Or, is it preferable to have a Siyum on Shabbat (just for example) to avoid this safeik?

  2. Is Tachanun recited at a Siyum of all the Masechtot of Sha"S Bavli?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siyum

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There's a third option: that there is no safek and Tachanun is said. –  Double AA Aug 14 '12 at 15:27
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Rav Ovadia Yosef (Yabia Omer OC 4:13) discusses this topic and concludes in favor of not saying tachanun at a siyum in order to emphasize the aspect of happiness when learning Torah and thereby reward those who do learn Torah / entice others to learn Torah too.

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I was going to bring Yalkut but once Maran is quoted directly, it's unnecessary. –  Hacham Gabriel Aug 15 '12 at 18:08
    
Do you have Bar Ilan -- is there anyone you could send me the text of the teshuva? –  Yehoshua Jun 22 '13 at 20:47
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I personally made a siyum on Shas right after mincha, and R' Herschel Schachter paskened that we shouldn't say tachanun during mincha.

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Mazal tov!!!!!!!! –  Adam Mosheh Jun 24 '13 at 4:14
    
Thanks, it took 5 1/2 years. –  moses Jun 24 '13 at 16:27
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