Assuming one is saying selichoth during the time of tallith and tefillin (e.g. ~6AM in the greater New York metropolitan area), should one put them on first or wait till after selichoth? Does it make a difference if the congregation one is praying with waits till after selichoth, assuming they are not necessarily doing so based on an actual halachic ruling, but rather due to having changed from an earlier time of recital (prior to zman tefillin) to the later one, without adjusting their tefillin-wearing practice? Would it be considered michzi keyuhara (pretentious)?

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    Note that in all circumstances, the chazzan should certainly be wearing a tallit.
    – Joel K
    Sep 16, 2018 at 19:00
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    – rosends
    Sep 16, 2018 at 19:37
  • @rosends - he writes what I am tempted to, i.e. that the Poskim don't discuss issues that shouldn't happen. :-) Sep 17, 2018 at 8:50


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