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The Shulchan Aruch (OC 131:6) brings down the minhag not to say tachanun on Tu Beshvat. It is quoted earlier in the Beit Yosef in the name of the Rokeach (Siman 312 in the Rokeach according to the Beit Yosef but I don't see it there). The Beit Yosef (quoting the missing Rokeach) says the reason is because it is the Rosh Hashana for trees. The Gra on the ...


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Sefer Ishei Yisrael (the counterpart to Shemirat Shabbat Kehalichata on tefila) on page 273 deals with this issue. In the main text the instruction is that if one has already started the the vidui   or "El Erech Apayim" it is considered that he has started the yud gimmel midot and can continue as usual. In the footnote however a machloket ...


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Rav Yosef Karo, in Beit Yosef (131), cites the Zohar, which describes the tikkun (improvement, repair) of falling upon one's face while reciting Tehillim 25: And this tikkun should be recited with great sincerity; then God shows compassion to His people and forgives their sins. Happy is the person who can entice and ...


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MB: 429(2) Twelve Nesiyim brought korbonos for twelve days and for each it was Yom Tov on their day, Erev Pesach, Pesach and Isru Chag added together gives a majority of the month in at least partial Kedushah, therefore the whole month is considered Kodesh. The gemara in Menochos 65a says the the first eight days were designated as a celebration for the ...


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Most Chassidic Groups:1 On the yahrtzeit of a rabbi with connection to the group (either a previous rebbe, or someone with substantial influence on the group or that town's inhabitants). When their rebbe does, e.g. when his child gets married or is circumcised. On days when special joyous events happened to their past rebbes, e.g. they were freed from ...


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Taamei Haminhagim (citing Maaseh Yechiel) comments that "when it comes to saying Tachanun, we omit it based on any possible reason, since 'it is better to recite fewer prayers with more concentration [than the reverse].'" So presumably a yahrtzeit, whether of one's own parents or of a prominent tzaddik, is such a reason.


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From an article by Dayan Raskin, in a footnote by Rav Yosef S. Ginsburg (the Rav of the town of Omer), Footnote 18: העירוני, שהרבי הקפיד תמיד לומר י"ג מידות בעמידה מבלי להיסמך על איזה דבר. ולכן הצליחו לראות פעמים רבות (וכן נראה בווידיאו) שכאשר הש"ץ מיהר, ובאומרו י"ג מידות עמד הרבי עדיין ב"א-ל מלך", לא אמר הרבי י"ג מידות עם הציבור ממש, אלא אמרם לעצמו כאשר ...


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Questions 1 and 2: O Ch 131 (4) MB [24] says that those davenning in the courtyard which does not have a separate ark or amud are included in the same law as the main synagogue with respect to not saying tachanun when there is a choson or a bris. (The “Dirshu” MB in note 21 on O Ch 131 (4) MB [24] writes that the Ladies Area “Ezras Noshim” is considered ...


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The source of the Rambam's ruling is Taanis 14b: אמר ר' אלעזר אין אדם חשוב רשאי ליפול על פניו אלא אם כן נענה כיהושע בן נון שנאמר (יהושע ז, י) ויאמר ה' אל יהושע קום לך למה זה אתה נופל על פניך R. Elazar said: A important person should not fall upon his face unless he is confident that he will be answered like Yehoshua, as it is written, And the ...


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The days that we do say tachanun at Mincha, even though we don't say tachanun the next morning are Erev Rosh Hashanah, and Erev Yom Kippur, and there's a dispute (in both the Ashkenazi and Sephardi spheres) about Pesach Sheni. Neither of these are "real holidays" in the same sense that Purim and Chanukah are. Since I would think that Yom Yerushalyim and Yom ...


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Sit, but do not fall/lean/cover your face on or with your arm. (S.A., O.C., 131, 2) i.e. Say it the way Sefardim say it even when in a Beis Hakneses, even with a Sefer Torah there.


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http://andalusiaonmymind.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/qabbalah-or-kabbalah-nefilat-apayim-and-authentic-mesorah/ The first source for the custom of not putting one’s head down seems to be the Ben Ish Hai (Year 1, Perashat Ki Tisa §13), who says that the minhag in his city, Baghdad, was not to put one’s head down at all. The reason he gives is that, ...


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The Rambam (Hilkhot Tefilla 5:13-4) describes the different customs regarding Nefilat Appayim. Some, he writes, perform a complete prostration, while some just do kidda, bending down on their knees and putting their faces to the floor. Apparently, over time, out of fear of violating the biblical and rabbinic prohibitions regarding ...


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1) Shacharis the day of the wedding, in the Minyan the Chassan is Davening in you do not say Tachanun (Knesses HaGedola Orach Chaim 131, Levush Orach Chaim 131:4, Shulchan HaEzer Volume 2 page 26b Seif Kattan 8). However there are those that say that the Congregation should say Tachanun at Shacharis, just the Chassan himself does not (Radbaz Volume 1 - 179) ...


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Someone asked R' Binyomin Zilber whether not saying Tachanun is dependent on Mincha Gdola or Chatzos? If one was unable to say Tachanun after Shacharis on Friday morning, could he make it up in the Afternoon? The questioner says that the Shulchan Aruch says that "by mincha on Erev Shabbos one doesn't say Tachanun" which would imply that one does say ...


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I don't have a source offhand, but I remember learning that it is connected to the idea that we don't publicly announce our sins between man and G-d, and it is considered Chutzpah if we do publicly announce our sins that we sinned against G-d. (Rambam Hilchot Teshuva 2:5 - english). Since we are confessing our sins, we do so quietly. Taamei HaMinhagim, ...


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Taamei HaMinhagim, entry 128, says that we do not say Tachanun on the eve of Shabbat or Yom Tov (and other eves), as a reminder to pray the special prayers in that evening's prayers, or at least as a reminder that the special day that starts that evening.


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http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=43404&st=&pgnum=130&hilite= We do not say Tachanun on Shabbos and Yom Tov which are "Yemei Simcha" days of Simcha. Since Mincha prior to these days we are already in the Simcha mode, we do not say Tachanun either.


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The Rambam is referencing a Gemara (Megillah 22b) which says: אמר רבי אלעזר, אין אדם חשוב רשאי ליפול על פניו אלא אם כן נענה כיהושע בן נון, דכתיב +יהושע ז:י+ ויאמר ה' אל יהושע קם לך [למה זה אתה נפל על פניך]‏ Rabbi Elazar said: An important person is not allowed to fall on his face unless he is [sure to be] answered like Yehoshua bin Nun, as it ...


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Siach Tefila question 137 & 138 indicates as follows. If one is in the midst of the actual Tachanun (the part where you place your head on your arm) then he should finish the Tachanun, however if one is in any other part then he should stop and say Vayehi Bin'soa.


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I'm not sure about Chabad, but Sepharadim either include all of the following or omit all of the following. They never say only some of them: Psalm 20 Psalm 86 Tachanun Two other parts of the service have the exact same conditions on when they are said as the above three parts, with the added factor that they are only said on certain days of the week. ...


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The Siddur of the Alter Rebbe writes: "Minhag Sefarad: Any day on which Tachanun isn't said, Lamnatzeyach and Tefilla LeDovid aren't said either. For example, the whole month of Nissan, Peisach Sheini ... or any day on which their is a Bris in the Shul, or a Chosson for the [seven] days of partying" (emphasis mine). These aren't calendrical days.


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Per Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shlita if someone started saying Kaddish in error and people already answered the first Amen it should be completed until Chatzi Kaddish. Piskei Teshuvos 131:4 notes 14 & 15 says as follows. Shaalos U'Teshuvos Lehoros Noson Volume 6 Siman 7 says that when Kaddish was said in error, Tachanun should be recited immediately and then ...


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http://www.mevaseret.org/mmy/searchshiurim.php?shiur=391 If the Pidyon Haben and its festive meal will take place immediately after davening, Tachanun is not recited (Ishai Yisrael 25:26 quoting Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach). However the Mishnas Yehoshua brings in the name of the Sova Semochos that you do say Tachanun at a Pidyon HaBen


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I found three reasons in Aruch HaShulchan 234. Here's my summary: These are days of acceptance (רצון). The reason for this being that Moshe Rabeinu ascended Mt. Sinai for the second tablets on Thursday and descended on Monday. These are days of judgment (דין). The courts in heaven and the earthly courts convene on these days. The sign for this is that the ...


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This Young Israel publication says (summarised) that in cases of doubt or of differing views the poskim say to tendsto leniency with regard to tachanun. One should omit tachanun, rather than include it. Some suggest the reason based on the inclusion of the shlosh esrai midos. which should never be recited without proper kavanah. However, not all versions ...


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Viddui comes from the mekubalim and is recommended by the ARI. Minhag Ashkenaz did not adopt this addition to their siddur. Those influenced by the ARI did include it; among them are Sefardim and "Nusach Sefard" - meaning the Chassidic Ashkenazim. The basis for the disagreement is whether to accept Kabbalistic Kavanot into Davening or not. Just an ...


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This seems to be a machlokes between the Magen Avraham and the Taz which affects how to learn the Rema (131:2) When the Rema says that a yachid can say tachanun (w/ nefilas apaim) when the tzibur is davening (in the darkei moshe he references that "an iron partition can't separate"), does that mean that when the tzibur falls in front of the Torah in shul, ...


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Tachanun is only said where there is a Sefer Torah.(Based on a Pasuk in Sefer Yehoshua{7:6}). Reb Moshe(Igrot Moshe YD III:129.) says In Yerushalayim one is to lean by Tachanun even with no Sefer Torah. The Steipler Goan would lean in a room without a Sefer Torah, if there were Sefarim.In Mishneh Berurah(131:2) it says If you are in a place that has Sefarim ...


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Lean your head on your arm while standing. At the end of the first paragraph (usually the transition from seated-leaning to seated-normal), stop leaning; at the start of the next paragraph (usually the transition from seated-normal to standing), just stay standing. Sitting is the preferred position for head-leaning, but not required for it.



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