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Questions tagged [tachanun]

Tachanun or Taḥanun (Hebrew: תחנון "Supplication") is part of Judaism's morning (Shacharit) and afternoon (Mincha) services, after the recitation of the Amidah, the central part of the daily Jewish prayer services.

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Slow at Full Tachanun - keep going?

I am slower than the shlichei tzibbur in my shul at Full Tachanun (Shacharis Mon, Fri). I usually get about half-way through by the time they start taking the Sefer out. Do I keep going, ignoring the ...
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Criteria for “nefilat apayim”?

According to Mishnah Berurah (OC 131:13, and quoted in this answer), if one is outside the shul, but the door to the shul is open, and from his location he can see the place of the Aron, he should do ...
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Canceling Tachanun for the balance of a month

Based on the premise that we don't say Tachanun for the rest of a month when there are already a majority of days on which we don't say Tachanun (as stated in the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 131,7 ...
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Making up tachanun

I davened at the early minyan today. After the later minyan (which was already under way by the time we finished Avinu Malkeinu) there is a bris scheduled. Therefore, we did not say tachanun, as per ...
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Nefilat Apayim on arm without tefilin

The prevalent Ashkenazi custom, with regards to nefilat apayim during shacharit is to lean on the arm that one does not wear his tefilin on. However at mincha the custom is to lean on the left arm. ...
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How did shomer Yisroel become daily?

How did show Shomer Israel become part of our daily tachnun? Clearly it happened in the 1800's. Prior to that it was just for slichos and Mondays and Thursdays (see magen avraham תרפה;ב....the very ...
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Is the vicinity of an ark valid for “Nefilat Apayim” (covering the face for Tachanun)?

One afternoon last week it was too hot in the shul, so we davened Mincha just outside the shul on the patio. The shul has an aron Kodesh, and while we were on the patio, and the Aron was visible ...
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Why say tachanun in mincha on 13 Iyar if you won't on 14 Iyar?

Usually one does not say tachanun at mincha before a day when tachanun is not said. The Artscroll siddur says to say tachanun on the 13th of Iyar, the day before Pesach Sheni (the 14th of Iyar), even ...
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Why does Nusach Sefard omit Tachanun during Mincha?

In many, if not all, of the Nusach Sefard synagogues I've prayed at, the synagogue does not say Tachanun during Mincha during regular weekdays. What is the source for this practice?
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Where and how does the Shaliach Tzibbur say Tachanun?

When the Shaliach Tzibbur says Tachanun, should he leave his position and say it sitting down or should he rather stay in position and say it without physically sitting down but in a manner which is ...
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Does not saying Tachanun during Shacharit automatically exempt one from not saying it during Mincha? [duplicate]

Between 9 and 12 Sivan, some shuls don't say Tachanun while others do. Let's say for Shacharit, a person is in a shul that doesn't say Tachanun. For Mincha, he goes to a shul that does. Is he exempt ...
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Should a minyan that never recites Tachanun at Mincha say Tzidkatcha Tzedek?

This site states: The minhag of many Chassidish kehilos is not to say tachanun at mincha. This minhag is recorded in many Chassidic and Sefardic sources. A number of explanations are offered: ...
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Clarify the rules for “E-l Erech” and "Lamenatze'ach' (Psalm 20) on non-Tachanun days

I am confused regarding the rules of when to omit E-l Erech Apayim (the paragraph before taking out the Torah) and when to omit Psalm 20 (said after the Torah is returned (Nusach Ashkenaz). My ...
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Tachanun during the mincha before a bris

According to this answer (and a number of other discussions on the web) one does not say tachanun during the mincha on the day before the relevant simcha-day. Would this include a case where a baby ...
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About how often does a mohel say Tachanun?

When a mohel is present in shul, no one in the minyan needs to recite Tachanun. If any reader is a mohel or otherwise would know how to answer this question, "fairly", I'm curious how often the mohel,...
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source for kel erech apayim in tachanun

In nussach sefard in Tachanun after Oshamnu, is the tefillah kel erech apayim atah uva'al horachamin nikraisah. what is the source for this tefillah ?
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Why do we say Tachanun during Adar?

According to this answer, we don't say tachanun on days that are yemei simcha -- days of happiness. But the Talmud (Taanit 29a) says Mishenichnas Adar marbim b'simcha -- once Adar begins we increase ...
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Skipped והוא רחום in Tachanun

If one skipped והוא רחום and the extra paragraphs in Tachanun on Monday and Thursday should he go back to say them if he finished Tachanun or even the rest of Davening?
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Skipping Tachanun - Difference between Chattan vs. Avel

This M.Y. answer says that if a Chattan is in shul, tachanun is skipped. Art Scroll and Birnbaum Siddurim say that Tachanun is skipped in the house of a mourner. However, if the mourner is in shul, ...
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Akeidat Yachid Vs. Akeidat Yitzchak

In the tachanun of Monday and Thursday, we say "ותראה לפניך עקידת יחיד למען ישראל". The binding is referred to as the akeidat yachid (which refers to Yitzchak via Bereishit 22:2 "מה שנעקב יצחק שכתי' ...
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Saying tachanun on a fast day when there is a chatan

Tachanun is not said when there is a Chatan in the minyan. However, on a fast day, Tachanun is usually said with Selichot. So if there is a chatan in a minyan on a fast day, would you say Selichot ...
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What is the source for the requirement to cover one's arm when falling during tachanun? [duplicate]

What is the source for the requirement to cover one's arm when falling during tachanun? Also, what should one do if he has short sleeves?
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Why can't we repent every day?

I am piecing together a few different ideas so I apologize if I misstate any of them. According to the gemara in Shabbat 153a, one should repent a day before his death: (l) (Mishnah - R. Eliezer): ...
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Chazzan forgot to say Tachanun during mincha - how to proceed? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Is there a dagesh in this ב in מתרצה ברחמים from tachanun?

in Tachanun after nefilas apayim when it says "mitratzeh b'rachamim," in the older artscroll siddurim it has a "vet" so "vrachamim," but in the new siddur it has "b'rachamim" with a "beis." which is ...
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Why is this phrase flipped between Avinu Malkeinu and Tachanun?

In Avinu Malkeinu, we read, "חָנֵּנוּ וַעֲנֵנוּ כִּי אֵין בָּנוּ מַעֲשִׂים עֲשֵׂה עִמָּנוּ צְדָקָה וָחֶסֶד וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ" be gracious with us and answer us, though we have no worthy deeds; treat us ...
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What is it about Tachanun that we have to skip?

According to the Shulchan Aruch (O"C 131:4, 6-7) there are days on which we don't say Tachanun. In general, it seems that these are "happy" days -- holidays or communal celebrations. But while on ...
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Tachanun - is raising the arm to the head a valid way to perform it?

הרב אליעזר מלמד explains that the way to say tachanun is על ידי הרכנת הראש והשענתו על זרוע היד by bowing the head and leaning on the arm. I understand this to mean that the head is lowered ...
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Why Don't we Say Tachanun on a Particular Day?

There are many days on which we don't say Tachanun, and much argument about whether we say it on any given day -- but is there any underlying reason why we wouldn't say it, a reason which might ...
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Answering Amen , Kaddish and Barchu during different parts of davening

Would anyone know where I could find a chart which lists the things your able to answer to (ex. Amen,Kaddish,Barchu) during the different parts of Davening (Pesukei DiZimrah,Birchos Krias Shemah,Krias ...
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What rabbi recommended that American Jews skip Tachanun on Thanksgiving?

A friend of mine told me about a Conservative rabbi from JTS who recommended that American Jews not say Tachanun on Thanksgiving. Who was this rabbi, and is there a link to the text of this opinion so ...
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Why are the Yehi Ratzon prayers connected to Tachanun?

On Mondays and Thursdays, after the torah is read, we say a series of Yehi Ratzon prayers. However, we do not say those prayers on a Monday or Thursday on which we do not say Tachanun: The ...
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Does one say “Tzidkatcha” and “El Maleh” next Shabbat (or any 28 Elul that falls on Shabbat)?

Art Scroll and Birnbaum (Nusach Ashkenaz) siddurim state that tzidkatcha should not be said on a day when Tachanun would have been skipped had it been a weekday. I believe that similar instructions ...
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Sources for minhag not saying tachnun on fridays and sundays

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 ...
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Priorities: Tefillah & Tachanun vs Tefillah w/o

In my synagogue, Mincha ketana is always right before sunset.By the time the Sh"tz finishes, it is past sunset and there is no Tachanun. I can go to Mincha gedola with Tachnun at a different place. I ...
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Should you lean your head while reciting the section after nefillat apayim in the M/Th Tachanun?

On Mondays and Thursday, we add a section after nefillat apayim, but before shomer yisrael -- it is a quasi villanelle with the repeated line "Hashem elokei yisrael, shuv mecharon apecha v'hinachem al ...
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Is tachanun said at a bar mitzvah?

Is tachanun said at a bar mitzvah boy's aliyah latorah that takes place on a day when tachanun is normally said (basically Monday and Thursday)? I've been to a few of these, and seen different cases. ...
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Does the presence of a kallah in shul during the week after the wedding exmpt the minyan from saying Tachanun? [duplicate]

ArtScroll, among other Siddurim, lists in the instructions regarding Tachanun that the minyan does not recite it in the presence of a groom from the day of his wedding through the following week. It ...
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Where is “no Tachanun” on Pessach Sheni documented? [duplicate]

In almost every Siddur I have checked - as well as all the Luach's around, it says not to say Tachnun on Pessach Sheini - 14 Iyar. Yet I cannot find a source for it, nor in Shulchan Aruch neither in ...
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Tachanun on 'erev Yom Ha'Atzmaut'

For those that hold Yom Ha'Atzmaut to be a 'chag' or 'pseudo-chag' (to whatever extent, see here), does it directly follow that tachanun is not said at mincha on erev Yom Ha'Atzmaut?
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Is hair considered as flesh for tachanun (nefilat apaim)?

From the answer to Is a cloth covering required for Tachanun?: The Aruch Hashulchan (131:7) and Mishnah Berurah (131:3) both say that one should cover his face with a cloth and not merely one's ...
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Looking for a computer program or method to list all weekday / Shabbat no-El_Maleh days

My shul has asked me to compile an annual list of all days when "El Maleh" (prayer said for yahrtzeit) is omitted. People in my shul know that it is said any day the Torah is read, meaning Mon., ...
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Tachanun on 7 Adar

According to those who don't say tachanun on the seventh of Adar (referenced here, here, here, here page 3 among others) as it is traditionally considered Moshe Rabbeinu's yahrzeit, and as such, some ...
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source of the chasidic custom not to say tachnun on yahrzeit

I attended today a chasidic minyan and they did not say tachnun because it was the yahrzeit of a certain rebbe. What is the source of this? Shouldn't this be a sad day?
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Which parts of Tachnun to skip [duplicate]

In one of the Shuls that I Daven they often say Tachnun so quickly (especially Monday & Thursday) that by the time they say Kaddish I am still way behind. If one finds himself in such a situation ...
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Why the difference between Tishrei and Nissan for tachanun?

As mentioned elsewhere on this site, we don't say tachanun during the entire month of Nissan, because a majority of the month is spent "in kedusha," skipping tachanun -- therefore we omit tachanun for ...
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Why not say tachanun until 2 Cheshvan?

It's recorded in most siddurim I've used that some people have the custom to skip tachanun on Isru Chag (the day after Sukkos), and start again the day after, while others don't resume saying it until ...
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What side does someone with Situs inversus bang

For tachanun, al cheit, twice in selach lanu etc, we bang on our heart. My question is: if someone has Situs inversus, a condition where the heart is on the right side of the body instead of the left, ...
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Saying tachanun when the tzibbur doesn't

If one is davening at a minyan where they don't say tachanun, for reasons that the individual does not feel tachanun should be skipped for, should they say tachanun or skip it? If they should say it, ...
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No tachanun - hooray?

I have noticed that some people are visibly happy when, for whatever reason, tachanun is omitted. I have noticed other people become religiously indignant at those who are rejoicing. Who is right? (...