All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. T. E. Lawrence (1888 - 1935), "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"
|Must I say tachanun (nefillat apayim) during the period between Yom HaKippurim and Succot?|
|Written by Rav Bar-Hayim|
|Tuesday, 16 December 2008 17:03|
Must I say tachanun (nefillat apayim) during the period between Yom HaKippurim and Succot?
As a rule, nefillat apayim is obligatory and constitutes an extension of the shmone esre. Nefillat Apayim must be said unless specifically stated otherwise by an authoritative source. There is no ancient authoritative source which states that one should not say nefillat apayim during the period between Yom HaKippurim and Sukkoth. Therefore, one must indeed say nefillat apayim during this period. Clearly, if one is davening in a minyan which does not say nefillat apayim during this period then one should excercise due discretion when one says it.
Regarding the times when one does not say nefillat apayim see Rambam, Hilchoth Tefillah, Chapter 5, halacha 15.
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