If your praying shacharit and you’re in the the middle of prayer say tachnun, and the whole minyan is already finished and the chazzan starts kaddish, do you continue saying tachnun and whenever you have to say amen you say it and then read and then say amen etc, or do you stop tachnun altogether wait for kaddish to be finished and then continue tachnun or just not finish tachnun altogether and pray with the minyan? Or same example but they’re starting to read from the Torah, do you stop praying and just listen to the Torah reading and forget about the prayer you’re on?

Answer:

Tachnun or any other part of prayer, aside form Shmone Esrei, should be paused for kaddish or krias haTorah, and should be resumed were you paused when they are finished.

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