If one is davening at a minyan where they don't say tachanun, for reasons that the individual does not feel tachanun should be skipped for, should they say tachanun or skip it? If they should say it, should they leave the room to do so or should they say it in place? Is there any way to permit the person to say it later?

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    ta7anun can be said whenever a person wants with or without a 9ibbur and how many times he wants in a day – MoriDowidhYa3aqov Aug 15 '14 at 3:30
  • I always leave the room or "fake it". I've seen this done by Talmidei Chachamim as well. – Yehoshua Aug 15 '14 at 11:53
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    @Yehoshua how do you "fake" not saying tachanun? – Y     e     z Aug 15 '14 at 13:16
  • If you go ahead and say Tachanun before the repetition it doesn't stand out that much because people aren't expecting it, and you aren't sitting during Kaddish. – Double AA Jun 22 '16 at 1:55

I asked this question to Reb Dovid Feinstein with respect to a Chassidish shul that skips Tachanun on various days when I don't, and he said I could ignore that custom and say Tachanun there.

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From dinonline.org:

If the reason the tzibbur is not saying tachanun is because of a minhag not brought in halacha, such as not saying tachanun when there is a yahrtziet of a tzaddik, a person that wants to say tachanun may do so inside the shul.

If he is in a minyan that regularly doesn’t say tachanun by mincha, he should do like them. The reason for this is that it is considered a minhag done with a halachic basis, since we don’t say tachanun at night and there are places that used to daven close to night time, and in order not to say tachanun at night they don’t say it at all by mincha.

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    "we don’t say tachanun at night" How is that a "halachic basis"? Halachically one can say Tachanun even after Maariv, it's just generally omitted because Maariv is entirely a Reshut anyway. It's only extra Halakhic concerns (eg. Kabbalah [apparently]) which recommend against saying Tachanun at night, which should be no different that Yahrtzeit customs or whatever. – Double AA Apr 27 '18 at 0:18
  • I'm just quoting. Do you suggest i remove the last paragraph from the answer? – aBochur Apr 27 '18 at 0:31
  • @DoubleAA halachipedia.com/… apparently some take it as a halacha. – aBochur Apr 27 '18 at 1:16
  • Because it's on "halachi"pedia? Lol – Double AA Apr 27 '18 at 1:24
  • @DoubleAA :) i tried finding a link to yalkut yosef who is quoted there, but it wasn't showing up in sefaria under the source provided. – aBochur Apr 27 '18 at 1:30

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