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See p. 2 of this article. The main point in understanding what's happening is not specifically related to Tachanun, per se, but, what's so important about Monday and Thursday that caused an increase in Tachanun as well as supplications. Summarizing what the article states, Levush Techelet commentary Orach Chaim 135 explains the ruling established by Ezra on ...


It's an explicit Mishna in Gittin 5:8 וְאֵלּוּ דְבָרִים אָמְרוּ מִפְּנֵי דַרְכֵי שָׁלוֹם. כֹּהֵן קוֹרֵא רִאשׁוֹן, וְאַחֲרָיו לֵוִי וְאַחֲרָיו יִשְׂרָאֵל, מִפְּנֵי דַרְכֵי שָׁלוֹם ‏ These were instituted in order to keep things peaceful: The Cohen gets called up to the Torah first, and then the Levi and then the Yisrael. The Talmud in Gittin 59b ...

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