Tachanun Rules


What are the rules for saying “vaya’avor” in Tachanun? It says that if you are davening with a minyan, you say it, but what are the limits/rules to that? (i.e., if you are behind the minyan; you came late; you went ahead, etc.) When do you say it, and when don’t you?



  1. As you write, “Vaya’avor” needs a Minyan to be able to say it. Therefore, if you are still davening the Amidah you should not say it. If you are ahead of the Minyan (for whatever the reason), it would be correct to recite Vaya’avor with the Minyan even though you will not be saying Tachanun with them.

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