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Skipping Tachanun

When davening in a minyan where the custom is to skip tachunun, should one follow the tzibbur or say tachunun individually? thanks

Answer:

As long as the tzibbur is justified in skipping tachanun, based on an accepted minhag, one davening would follow the tzibbur and not say tachanun as well.

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  1. Some Chassidim do not say Tachanun at Mincha, ever. Rav Belsky shlit”a does not approve of this minhag, and says that one should say Tachanun by himself in a corner after davening, since there is no source for their so-called minhag to always omit Tachanun.

    1. i would think that hundreds of kehillos kedoshos not saying tachanun by mincha every day would constitute a source for this minhag

      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:

      1 they often daven until after shkiya, and according to many opinions tachanun may not be said after shkiya, so a blanket rule was instituted so as never to come to saying after shkiya, which in some kabbalistic sources danger is associated with this practice.

      2 tachanun by mincha requires intense concentration, which most people don’t have in the middle of their day

      3 after it is night in Israel tachanun should not be said even in other parts of the world

      Sources:
      Sefer Nimukei Orach Chaim, Shu”T Dvar Yehoshua Y:D 3:74, Zivchei Zedek siman 9 [minhag bagdad], Sefer Shulchan Hatohar Siman 22.

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