In Minhag Ashkenaz, people do not wear the tallit gadol for Tish'a B'av Shacharit. I don't recall if this is a universal rule that applies to everyone, or if it is OK for those involved with certain parts of tefillah to do so.

For example, does the shat'z wear it? Do the Torah reader and those receiving aliyot wear it? I thought, perhaps there is an exception for "kavod" or similar reasons.

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    Perhaps in the case where the person will not have the opportunity to don a tallit gadol later. – Daniel Jul 16 '18 at 15:00
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    In the Ashkenaz shuls that I attended, not wearing the tallis gadol for Tish'a B'av Shacharit, was a universal custom that applied to everyone, including the shat"z, ba'al korei etc. – IsraelReader Jul 16 '18 at 15:34
  • If I recall correctly, the Arizal actually wore tallit and tefillin by Shacharit. – ezra Jul 16 '18 at 23:00
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    @ezra - See the Be'er Heitev in סימן תקנה that says: תפילין. מהר''ם גאלנט''י היה מניח' בביתו והיה קורא ק''ש ואח''כ היה הולך לבית הכנסת כ''כ בהלק''ט ח''ב סימן קל''ט וכתב שכן מצא כתוב להאר''י ז''ל - so it seems he didn't do it in public. – Danny Schoemann Jul 17 '18 at 11:17
  • @ezra the question was about Minhag Ashkenaz – Double AA Jul 17 '18 at 11:41

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