August 15, 2011 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #598645Bar ShattyaMember
Tu b’av is such a great holiday. No responsibilities. Just one big “no-tachanun party”. There really is another one called tu b’shvat. I was trying to think of how the word “tu” means no tachanun. some people might think that you have to eat fruits on tu b’shvat. You don’t. Just like you don’t need to get married on tu b’av.August 15, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm #798054popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Oops. I davened without a minyan today, and I said tachanun.
And it is even Monday!
Blazes durn it!!August 15, 2011 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #798055YW Moderator-80Member
i think you can apply the credit and not say it thursday.August 15, 2011 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #798056
PBA – you can take a rain check for Thursday…August 15, 2011 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #798057
80, jinks..August 15, 2011 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #798058YW Moderator-80Member
you were 15 sec behind meAugust 15, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #798059
Great minds think alike…August 15, 2011 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #798060Bar ShattyaMember
I was so happy i had davened with a minyan when they started getting the torah. I thought it was because I davened in a chassidish place and they never say tachanun until the guy next to me pointed it out. We planned on going out after shacharis to get married but then we decided to learn instead. Classic excuse. They all use it. Maybe I’ll get married next year. Perhaps the year after I eat fruit on the other Holiday of tachanun.August 15, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #798061ChachamParticipant
Pops why would you say tachnun during sheva brachois.August 16, 2011 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #798062mw13Participant
I think the whole premise of this topic is in incredibly bad taste. Tachnun is a Teffila to Hashem and should be treated as an opportunity, not a burden. And skipping Tachnun should most definitely not be a cause for a “party”. Really, have a little bit of respect.August 16, 2011 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #798063popa_bar_abbaParticipant
And skipping Tachnun should most definitely not be a cause for a “party”.
I don’t know. The gemara does say ?? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ??”? ???August 16, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #798064ToiParticipant
ya but not the no tachanun part. i forget where but it says in halocho that one who doesnt say tachanun on monday or thursday when supposed to is called a poretz geder. we dont need to be happy not to say itAugust 16, 2011 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #798065kol daveedMember
I understand tachanun isn’t particularly “fun” to say and so it’s a relief for many when we’re exempt from saying it. Nonetheless, when a person is truly broken both in body and spirit, and he says “V’yomer David el Gad, ‘Tzar li me’od'” and then pauses and thinks to himself – I’m not just describing how David hamelech felt, but how I myself feel this very moment (ie tzar li me’od). There’s an incredible opportunity for growth, reflection, and as we approach the end of tachanun, solace and hope.
The Anshe Knesset HaGadol and Chazal instituted tefillah in this particular seder and manner because it is applicable to our own lives. Our role is pour our hearts out to HaKadosh Baruch Hu in pure tefillah in the way in which it was instituted. If we spend just a few minutes each day reflecting on the meaning of the words in our tefillahs, imagine how much we will gain.
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