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The Minhag is not to say Tachanun in a Minyan where there is a Chasan present. Suppose a Kallah came to Shul (and there is no Chasan present) for Shacharis or Mincha and is in the ladies section, do the men say Tachanun?

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Was this inspired by my question! – Yehoshua Aug 28 '13 at 18:42
@Yehoshua. Yes! – Gershon Gold Aug 28 '13 at 18:44
@GershonGold very interesting because I also though then to ask this after hearing this malacha shailo today... – Yehoshua Aug 28 '13 at 20:11
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30810 – msh210 Aug 29 '13 at 4:46
up vote 11 down vote accepted

Shevet HaLevi 5:12 - end of Teshuva says that a Kallah in the Ezras Nashim would not be sufficient reason not to say Tachanun since she is not combined with the Minyan.

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Does she exempt the women in the section with her? – Double AA Aug 29 '13 at 16:51
@DoubleAA: I do not know as this is not discussed in the Teshuva. – C. Ben Yosef Aug 29 '13 at 17:59
What about a Chatan who is a Katan? He also does not combine with the minyan – Double AA Aug 30 '13 at 6:22
@C.BenYosef I knew a Katan whose marriage day was set a week before his bar mitzva. – Adám Dec 20 '13 at 15:11
Is the operant here that she's a woman or that she's a woman and therefore physically separated from the functioning minyan? – Isaac Kotlicky May 20 '15 at 11:24

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