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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?


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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

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

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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