As the nation prepares to observe Yom HaAtzma’ut, Israel Independence Day, the Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim Shlita has released a letter explaining the minhag of the Bostoner Beis Medrash Givat Pinchas in Har Nof not to recite tachnun on the day.
When the day, as is the case this year, is a ‘nidcha’ pushed off, or on Bahab, as is this year, then tachnun is recited.
The Rebbe Shlita is basically continuing the minhag of his father, the previous Rebbe ZT”L, who refrained from reciting tachnun on the day in recognition of the chessed from HaKadosh Baruch Hu, opening the gates of Eretz Yisrael following the WWII, giving yidden a place of refuge following the devastation of the Holocaust.
As such, the Rebbe has re-affirmed adherence to the minhag, while pointing out that this is no way should be viewed as a connection to the secular Yom HaAtzma’ut holiday as observed nationwide.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)