Although it pains me to ask the question, after davening in many orthodox shuls throughout New York, New Jersey, and Maryland, it seems chazanim often skip parts of והוא רחום (longer Monday/Thursday Tachanun) based on the time it takes to say it. Is there a source to allow for such a leniency?

  • related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/88559/13811 – NJM Feb 14 '19 at 1:14
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    Check out Shulchan Arukh Siman 1 – Double AA Feb 14 '19 at 1:51
  • There are multiple versions of the extended tachanun prayer. For example, the version in Nusach Sefard is much shorter than the version in Nusach Ashkenaz. – Daniel Feb 14 '19 at 2:06
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    Curious - considering that in most places the long tachanun is said silently, how do you know that so many chazanim are skipping paragraphs? Perhaps they are just speed daveners? – DanF Feb 14 '19 at 3:22
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    @rosends I see a huge difference between abridging davening in a school setting for the sake of chinuch and abridging davening in a normal minyan setting for the sake of a quicker davening - one encourages davening, the other defeats its own purpose. – DonielF Feb 14 '19 at 19:02

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