Monday, September 29, 2014

Do we go back to say Tachanun?


Normally, after the morning shacharit and afternoon minchah amidah, we recite Tachanun, and then the chazan recites kaddish. If the chazan mistakenly goes straight to kaddish, what should the community do?

The chazan does finish kaddish, but there are multiple practices regarding what happens next, including:
1. The community continues from there, without reciting Tachanun, because Tachanun was supposed to be linked to the amidah;
2. The community recites Tachanun, since they did not interrupt between the amidah and Tachanun, but the chazan does not recite it;
3. Everyone recites Tachanun.

Communities should follow their own practice. However, even if Tachanun is recited, the kaddish should not be repeated.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:165)

Gmar tov,

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