Tachanun After “Sof Zman”


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. If one davens the shacharis shemoneh esrei just before the b’dieved chatzos deadline, and it is now after chatzos, would he still be able to say tachanun, or would this not be said because tachanun is considered part of shemoneh esrei, and shemoneh esrei itself can’t be said after chatzos. Thanks a lot.

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  1. Lechatchila, Tachanun should be recited before Sof Zman Tefillah. If that was not possible due to an inadvertent mistake or unavoidable situation, they can continue and finish up davening. Otherwise they should stop after the Amidah.

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