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Tachanun at Night

Do we say tachanun after selichos recited at night ( before chatzos)? If yes, please explain the reasoning. Thank you.


No, Tachanun is not recited at night, certainly not before Chatzos. After Chatzos the matter involves a dispute among authorities.

Best wishes.


See Otzar HaGeonim Megillah 22b; Tzeror HaChaim p. 18; Mahari Abuhav as cited in the Beis Yosef 131; Shulchan Aruch 131:3; Mishnah Berurah 131:17-18 citing from several Acharonim. According to the Shulchan Aruch HaRav one does not recite Tachanun until after dawn.

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