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Typically we do not say "El Male" on days when tachnun would not be said, however, is this true of Tisha b'Av, when we have our national day of aveilut?

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Who is "we"? [15] – Double AA Jul 21 '14 at 1:31
Ashkenazi Jews, the German minhag however is not to say it in any case. – Noach MiFrankfurt Jul 21 '14 at 3:48
@NoachmiFrankfurt - Man! You beat me to this question :-) I would have deduced that we do not say it b/c we don't say Tachanun. But, the reason is more basic, I think. WHY don't we say Tachanun, in the 1st place? Because Tish'a B'Av is called a Yom Tov in Eicha. Ergo - we don't say El Maleh Rachamim on Yom Tov, except when Yizkor is said – DanF Jul 21 '14 at 16:28

Shaare Efrayim 10:27 indicates it's not said on 9 Av.

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