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Nissan starts without Tachnun because it is the time when the Mishkan was inaugurated - that is the first 12 days. Then the 13th is the Isru Chag of those 12 days (The Tzemach Tzedek quoting the Maharil), and then there is no Tachnun on the 14th because the Korban Pesach was brought, and then Pesach. So there is no opportunity to say Tachanun until the ...


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R' Ovadia Yosef in Yabia Omer 1:27 says that a Bar Mitzvah boy entering mitzva-hood is like a chosson entering the chuppah and therefore one does not say tachanun on a bar-mitzvah.


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Rivivos Efraim 8 page 400 says that one should say Tachanun at a Bar Mitzva and also has a letter from Rabbi Nosson Gestetner which says that Tachanun should be said at a Bar Mitzva as it is not listed in Orach Chaim 131:4-6 as one of the times it should not be said. See also Minchas Yitzchak 8:11 where he mentions that the Minchas Elazar did not say ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh - Yalqut Yosef (Orahh Hayim 131:36) states: אלו הימים שאין אומרים בהם וידוי ונפילת אפים לא בשחרית ולא במנחה: חודש ניסן, פסח שני, ל''ג בעומר, מראש חודש סיון עד י''ב בו ועד בכלל, תשעה באב, ט''ו באב, ערב ראש השנה וערב יום הכפורים, מי''א תשרי עד ב' חשון. שמונת ימי החנוכה, ט''ו בשבט, י''ד וט''ו אדר א' ואדר ב'. וראשי חודשים.‏ Arukh ...


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You may need to get a better sense of the evolvement of what we currently call "Tachanun" and what Nefilat Apai'im refers to, as they are not the same thing. I'm excerpting various ideas from several articles that were compiled into a single Beurei Hatefilah newsletter. Since this is in PDF. I may have trouble copying and pasting some sections, so I'll ...


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The ArtScroll RCA siddur (Kol Yaakov) is more clear about it (page 132), specifically saying to keep your head down until יבשו רגע (the end of that paragraph). The ArtScroll Chinuch siddur (Chaim Shlomo) also has the "text on this page" instruction, but there, only the ויאמר דוד paragraph is there. [Yes, i know it's actually a sentence and a paragraph. I ...


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This custom is brought in various modern Chassidic sefarim. See Chayei Halevi and מנהג ישראל תורה ח''א סי' קלא R' Yaakov Yosef quotes the Minchas Yitzchak who challenges this custom, as surely every day is someone prominent's Yartzheit, and so Tachanun may never be said!


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Igros Moshe Orach Chaim 3:89 - last paragraph says that if ones Nusach is not to say Vidui & 13 Midos, and is in a Shul that does say Vidui & 13 Midos, he should definitely say the Vidui & 13 Midos. He says one has to follow the Minhag of the Shul he is Davening in, in any situation where it is noticeable. Rabbi David Lau says that one who ...


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From what i understand, it is for the same reason that there's no tachanun during Nisan. (See Tachnun in Nissan) There, once we aren't saying tachanun during most of the month (first because of the Nesiyim, then Pesach), we don't say for the rest. Here to, once we have skipped tachanun for most of the month, we don't say it for the rest of the month. First ...


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See this - You're not the 1st person to have asked this. Excerpt: Is it more important to say Vehu Rachum or to say Tachanun? What happens if there is insufficient time to recite both Vehu Rachum and the rest of the Tachanun together with the tzibur? It seems that one should recite Tachanun with the tzibur and “Vehu Rachum” after davening. ...


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The Artscroll Yitzchak Yair siddur (the all-Hebrew Ashkenaz one) states that if 28 Elul is a weekday, tachanun is said even by Mincha, and on Shabbat, tzikatcha is said. You are correct that normally, if tachanun is not said by Shacharit, it is omitted the previous afternoon as well. However, Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur (and perhaps Pesach Sheni) ...


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Mishnah Berurah on 147:7 (22) states that the recitation of the Yehi Ratzon is only a minhag and is not mandatory. Regarding reciting it on Channukah (684:1 (1)), he says that we should not recite the Yehi Ratzon after the keriyah on Channukah. He links this to not saying the Kel Erech Apayaim before taking out the Torah. The Encyclopedia on Jewish Prayer ...


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The Rav of our shul spoke about this when discussing our shul minhag of not saying tachanun until Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. Note that this is our shul minhag as other shuls in the community start tachanun after Isru Chag (or maybe on Isru Chag, I am not sure). The first part of the month continues tachanun because of the inyan of teshuvah and din. After ...


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My wife heard a drasha from a chasidic source that may apply. The left side is considered din and the right side is considered Rachamim. By banging on the left side of the chest we are "suppressing" din and asking for rachamim. I checked the Art Scroll machzor, the Art Scroll daily (Hebrew only and with translation), and the Koren (Rabbi Sacks) daily ...


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Explicit instructions are given in the Rinat Yisrael siddur, widely used in Israel: במנחה שלפניו אין אומרים תחנון, ואם חל בשבת אין אומרים צדקתך. At mincha before it tachanun is not said, and if it is Shabbat, tzidkatcha is not said. (translation mine) You can view this on Hebrewbooks.



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