Is aliyah to Israel an occasion for which one does not recite Tachanun? Is there a difference of minhag on this, or is there a uniform answer (yes, it is a special enough occasion to refrain from saying Tachanun vs. no, it is a regular Tachanun day)? If there is a difference, is it dependent upon hashkafic differences (zionist/anti-zionist), or halachic differences (based on writings of Rishonim, Acharonim, etc.)?

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    Can you explain why you think there might be different Minhagim?
    – Seth J
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 15:50
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    @SethJ Because a lot of things in Judaism have different minhagim.
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 15:57
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    @SethJ - Good edit, thx! Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 16:29
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    are you talking about while making the trip to Israel or living in Israel? Because if you're talking about the trip, Tachnun is omitted while traveling (I can't remember the source right now, and I don't remember if this is a universal custom, but I think it is)
    – Menachem
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 22:24
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    @AdamMosheh: I'm not going to ask it as a question now, if you want to, go ahead. I found this on google books, books.google.co.cr/… - I'm not quite sure what sefer he's quoting from (you can see the footnotes a couple pages later)
    – Menachem
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 0:10

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It's orally reported (I heard it on a Rabbi Rakeffet mp3) that when Rabbi Moshe Feinstein was asked by Bnai Akiva about Hallel on Yom Ha'atzmaut, he replied: "nu, if it's a yomtov for you, then say Hallel; personally I don't."

That may be the spirit you'll find here.

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