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The Ramma in siman 131 siff 2 brings from the Beis Yosef who quotes a Rokeach -- The Rokeach also writes in siman 324 not to 'fall' unless in front of a seffer torah. And a siman for this is found in the war against Ay (Yehoshua 7, 6) 'and he fel lon his face in front of the aron'." The Beis Yosef concludes by saying if it's accepted (kabbala), ...


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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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The Rema in Shulchan Aruch (131:1) writes that at Shacharit (or Mincha;see Mishne Berurah 7) when one wears tefillin, to lean on the right in deference to the tefillin and when not wearing tefillin (e.g. during Mincha or even Shacharit if there is no tefillin on his left arm) he leans on the left side.


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I asked this question to Reb Dovid Feinstein and he responded 'What? Who's skipping tachnun? Oh you mean by the chasidim'lach. (chuckle) Yes you can say tachnun in the shul'.


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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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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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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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In SA OC 607 the Magen Avraham brings two reasons for this custom: 1) The Ari Z"L says that one should pound on their chest 2) A Medrish Kohelet that says "We bang on our hearts to show that that it (the heart) is what lead us astray" Now I think both sources are expressing the same idea BUT in this case perhaps we can say that - According to the ARI Z"L ...


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See Mishna B'rura (108:11), who indicates that the repetition of the amida does not create a problematic interruption since the person is still involved in the first prayer. Thus, it appears that the person should wait and say tachanun and ashrei with the congregation.


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


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The Aruch Hashulchan (131:7) and Mishnah Berurah (131:3) both say that one should cover his face with a cloth and not merely one's hand, because a person's own flesh can't be considering a covering for itself. If one is wearing short sleeves (assuming that one is allowed to pray in short sleeves...) than it appears that covering one's face with the arm ...


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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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Mishna B'rura (131:24, Shaar Hatziyun :21) says those who pray in the synagogue's lobby without an aron (cabinet for the Torah scrolls) and teva (lectern) are thereby "drawn after" the synagogue and so skip tachanun if the b'ris will be in the main synagogue (and even if the participants in the b'ris are absent for the service). It seems from his wording ...


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I don't think that either side is "right", here. Your statement "perhaps we can be happy about not saying it if we aren't supposed to be saying it?" is not entirely correct. Tachanun is ommitted on sad occasions as well as happy ones. For example, Tachanun is ommitted on Tish'a B'av as well as in the house of mourners. Neither occasion is one to rejoice. ...


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Tachanun According to Halacha Berurah 131:2, a Sepharadi davening with Ashkenazim needs to say vidui, and the 13 midot. Apparently, he should say the 13 midot with ta'amim (as he would if he were davening alone - 131:9). If it's a Monday or Thursday, he should just say the first instance of the 13 midot. In the other times it appears in the extended ...


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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 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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Jewish Prayers: Tahanun states The reason that extra sections are added on Mondays and Thursdays is because, according to tradition, these days are favorable times for God to respond to our pleas. Ever since court sessions began to be held on these days in the Temple era, they have been seen as days of judgment. Also, Moses ascended Mt. Sinai on the ...


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Shulchan Aruch HaRav records that ועכשיו שלא נהגו ליפול על פניהם ממש אלא בהטיית הראש וכיסוי הפנים בלבד. This was written in the mid/late 1700's (when he was around 26 years old). So that doesn't hit your ideal, but it is prior to the late 19th century.


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My rav explained that Tachanun (which, is part of your question, per se, not necessarily the direct reason why Avinu Malkeinu) is omitted on occasions of either "extreme" - extreme joy or extreme sadness. Yom Tov is "extreme joy" so Tachanun is omitted. In a house of mourning during the week of shiva, Tachanun is also omitted. This is a location & time ...



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