I was informed today that one does not say the above today as hallel was said.

Does it make a difference whether Hallel was said with a Bracha or not?

  • Isn't Kel Molei Rachamim avoided on days that Tachanun isn't said?
    – robev
    May 10 '19 at 1:08
  • Slightly related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/83360/15256 May 10 '19 at 8:26
  • It's up to you, of course, but I wouldn't put a checkmark next to my answer (below). That one congregation did it doesn't mean much.
    – msh210
    May 12 '19 at 15:41
  • I marked it because at least a congregation does it. Would you be able to ask the Rabbi for a mekor as to why they make the kel Maleh. Would be a big help to this question. May 12 '19 at 17:04

Kehillat Shaarei Yonah Menachem, an Ashkenazic synagogue in Modiin, Israel, said הלל with a ברכה before and after, and also קל מלא, but skipped תחנון, on יום העצמאות‎ 5779/2019. I know because I was present at the time.


Common Nusach Ashkenaz minhag that I have seen is that El Maleh is not recited when Tachanun is not recited. (I believe that you will find such instructions in Art Scroll and Birnbaum Siddurim among others. It is also a common instruction in the Luach Ezrat Torah pocket guide on days when Tachanun is ommitted.)

Yom Ha'atzma'ut, of course, is not mentioned in Shulchan Aruch, so there are various customs regarding the recitationl of Hallel vs. Tachanun. However, you will find a common theme that when Hallel is said, Tachanun is not. Thus, for those minhagim following the overall custom, El Maleh would also be omitted.


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