I prayed in a chasidic shul in europe. They did not say tachnun in sharis of friday and sunday.

I asked them what the reason is and they answered me that in the days close to shabbes tachnun should not be recited.

Is there a halachic source (makor) for this?

The closest answer i could find was this: Special occasions where various Chassidim don't say Tachanun

It just speaks on friday and there is a source of a siddur but not a halachic sefer.

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    I know that Friday Mincha doesn't have Tachnun (I believe due to the generic exemption of no Tachnun on the Mincha before a 'holiday'), but I've never seen that extended to Sunday, or even Friday morning. You're saying that even by Shacharis on those days there is no Tachnun? Aug 12, 2015 at 13:42
  • yes. this is what i saw Aug 12, 2015 at 13:45
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    hebrewbooks.org/… Aug 12, 2015 at 13:52
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    Sunday isn't listed as a day to omit Tachanun by the Tur, anyone quoted in the Batei Yosef, Chadash or Yisrael, by the Shulchan Aruch or its Mapah, the Levush, the Eliya Rabba, the Taz, the Magen Avraham, the Beiur haGra, the Chayei Adam, the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, the Mishna Berura or the Aruch haShulchan. Just FWIW.
    – Double AA
    Aug 12, 2015 at 16:46
  • Mi.Yodeya?????? Apr 21, 2023 at 1:31

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The chasdic source (separate discussion if this is Halchic of Meta Halacha) is quoted in Adir Bmarom by Rabbi Dovid Rabinowitz on page ק he says the minhag in some places is not to say tachnun on Friday or Sunday. I saw in a diffrent sefer that one should eat leftovers from shabbos on sunday because it still has a litile Kedusha of Shabbos.
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  • Looks interesting. Can you tell us a little more about the sefer please?
    – Avraham
    Apr 20, 2023 at 22:47

Regarding Friday morning, in Yalkut Yosef Teffilah 2 page 433-434 he quotes many sources:

  1. Pri Megadim סימן קלא מש"ז סק"י
  2. מתן שכרן של מצות חקירה ח
  3. The minhag of the Baal Atzei Chaim, Kedushat Yom tov, Baal Yitav Lev all had the custom of not saying tachanun Friday mornings also.
  4. Shu"t Shema Yisrael Siman כ writes that the Arizal says that from Friday morning the Kedusha of Shabbat starts
  5. Bnei Yisaschar Bemamarei Hashabbatot מאמר ב
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    The pri megadim quoted doesn't say to omit tachanun on friday morning. He just notes that he's not sure why we do say it (since of course we say it since no one ever said not to) given that tosefet shabbat starts on friday afternoon before sunset so the morning should be the time-period prior. Now I'm very skeptical of all your other sources.
    – Double AA
    Mar 22, 2023 at 13:20
  • מתן שכרן של מצות חקירה ח is literally another work by the same author as pri megadim making the same comment he made in source 1. How does that count as two separate sources???
    – Double AA
    Mar 22, 2023 at 13:28
  • I can't find Shut Shema Yisrael #20 on Hebrewbooks, but no one should trust it says anything about tachanun until someone finds it to verify. Just a claim about when the holiness of shabbat starts (whatever that means) is not an answer.
    – Double AA
    Mar 22, 2023 at 13:31
  • Also not sure what שערי תשובה it refers to. It can't be Rabbenu Yonah who preceded the Ari. It's not this one that only goes to siman 28 hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20690&st=&pgnum=106 and it's not the one on orach chayim sefaria.org/…
    – Double AA
    Mar 22, 2023 at 13:43
  • @DoubleAA The actual reference in Yalkut Yosef is סי׳ ש, and that'd be here, at the end. (And although you didn't suggest otherwise, it's worth pointing out that Yalkut Yosef explains the Peri Megadim properly.)
    – magicker72
    Mar 22, 2023 at 14:51

Mesechta Tanis daf 27B we don't do a fast day on Sunday due to the nazarites so that might be a reason for not saying tachnun Maybe!!!

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    You should go into more detail about this. Jan 22, 2017 at 21:10

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