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While at shul for mincha the other day, the chazzan began to say Kaddish after finishing *Chazarat Hashat"z' (Shemoneh Esreh repetition). Ata bout the point people answered Yehei Shmei Rabba, people yelled at him - "You forgot to say Tachanun!"

The Chazzan answered - "I forgot. Too late, now" and continued with the rest of Kaddish and no one said Tachanun.

What should be done in such a situation?

  • Continue Kaddish without Tachanun, as we had done?
  • Finish Kaddish, then say Tachanun then aleinu without repeating Kaddish?
  • Stop Kaddish in the middle, say Tachanun and repeat Kaddish, then Aleinu?

Other factors to consider:

  • Someone had told me that if you say Mincha past a certain time when it is close to nightfall (I'm not sure exactly what the break point is - I guess about 10 minutes before tzet?) then you wouldn't say Tachanun, anyway?
  • Does it matter how much of Kaddish had already been said to decide if to go back to say Tachanun or not?

marked as duplicate by Double AA Mar 29 '17 at 19:31

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