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134. Tachanun on Mondays and Thursdays
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22:9 Mondays and Thursdays are considered an auspicious time because Moshe ascended Mount Sinai to receive the second set of tablets on a Thursday and he returned on a Monday. We therefore increase our prayers of supplication on these days, reciting “v’Hu Rachum” before Tachanun. This section is recited standing. On days when Tachanun is […]
133. Days on Which Tachanun is Omitted
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22:7 Tachanun is not said if a groom is present in shul the entire week of his sheva brachos. This is the case if it is a first marriage for either partner but if it is a second (or later) marriage for both of them, then Tachanun is only not recited for three days. On […]
132. Tachanun during Shiva or a Bris
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22:5 When praying in a Shiva house, or in the home of the deceased even if none of the mourners are there, Tachanun is not said. This is the case the entire week of Shiva, even on the afternoon of the last day. One does not even say Tachanun after returning home after a Shiva […]
131. “Falling on the Face”
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22:3 Tachanun should be recited seated. In a pinch, Tachanun may be recited standing. After Tachanun, we say the prayer “Va’anachnu lo neida” (“and we do not know”). This prayer is started while still seated, though one should stand when he reaches the words “mah na’aseh” (“what to do…”). 22:4 We only “fall on the […]
130. Tachanun
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22:1 After Shemoneh Esrei, we say Tachanun, which is a prayer of supplication. Tachanun is recited “falling on one’s face” One should not talk about mundane matters in between Shemoneh Esrei and Tachanun. 22:2 At shacharis, when one has tefillin on his left arm, he leans on his right arm for Tachanun. This is done […]
129. If the Chazan Needs to Say Tashlumin
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21:9 If someone has to recite Shemoneh Esrei twice at shacharis or mincha to make up for a missed service, if he is the shaliach tzibbur, the reader’s repetition of Shemoneh Esrei fulfills his obligation. (He should, however, intend that it serve as both a tashlumin for him and chazaras hashatz for the congregation – […]
128. When We Don’t Say Tashlumin
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21:7 If someone erred in the Rosh Chodesh mincha and didn’t say ya’aleh v’yavo when the next day is not also Rosh Chodesh, there’s no point in saying a compensatory prayer at maariv since he still won’t be saying ya’aleh v’yavo. (The Mishnah Brurah disagrees – MB 108:33.) 21:8 The musaf service can be said […]
127. The Form of the Compensatory Prayer
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21:5 One can only make up for a missed Shemoneh Esrei during the time of the subsequent prayer service; one may not do so at a time that is not a time for prayer. For example, if one prayed the next prayer service then waited a long time, he can no longer say a compensatory […]
126. Only at the Next Service
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21:3 One can only say a compensatory prayer in the service that immediately follows. If one did not do so, he can no longer make up for missed prayers. For example, if one missed both shacharis and mincha, he can compensate for mincha in the maariv service that follows it. He cannot, however, make up […]
125. Tashlumin
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21:1 We have previously explained, in chapter 18, that if one intentionally delayed so that he missed the time for prayer, he cannot make up this missed prayer. If he was prevented by circumstances beyond his control, or if he made an error in his prayers, requiring him to Shemoneh Esrei and now the hour […]