Tachanun on Chanukah

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Beginning from Mincha[2] of the 24th of Kislev [Erev Chanukah], until after the last day of Chanukah, Tachanun and Lamnatzeiach [and Keil Erech Apayim[3]] is omitted from the prayers.


May a Chasan who is getting married during Chanukah recite Viduiy during Mincha?[4]

Yes. This applies even on Rosh Chodesh Teves.


[1] Rama 683:1; Maharil

[2] Rama ibid

Other customs: Some are accustomed to omit Tachanun starting from Shacharis of Erev Chanukah. [Ruach Chaim 683:2; Kaf Hachaim 683:6]

[3] Levush; Kaf Hachaim 683:7

[4] Pischeiy Teshuvah Even Haezer 61:9 in name of Kerem Shlomo; Piskeiy Teshuvah 683:3

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