The Minhag is not to say Tachanun in a Minyan where there is a Chasan present. Suppose a Kallah came to Shul (and there is no Chasan present) for Shacharis or Mincha and is in the ladies section, do the men say Tachanun?

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    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 18:42
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    @Yehoshua. Yes! Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 18:44
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    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 20:11
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Shevet HaLevi 5:12 - end of Teshuva says that a Kallah in the Ezras Nashim would not be sufficient reason not to say Tachanun since she is not combined with the Minyan.

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    Does she exempt the women in the section with her?
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 16:51
  • @DoubleAA: I do not know as this is not discussed in the Teshuva. Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 17:59
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    What about a Chatan who is a Katan? He also does not combine with the minyan
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 6:22
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    @C.BenYosef I knew a Katan whose marriage day was set a week before his bar mitzva.
    – Adám
    Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 15:11
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    Is the operant here that she's a woman or that she's a woman and therefore physically separated from the functioning minyan? Commented May 20, 2015 at 11:24

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