Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tachanun In Breslov

(Picture by M. Gerhardt)

Excerpt from the Breslov Center's "Breslov Weekday Customs" document (.pdf):

Tachanun: On yahrtzeits of tzaddikim and Gedolei Torah, Breslover Chassidim recite Tachanun. This is in contrast to certain other Chassidic groups that omit Tachanun at these times. (The reason usually given for omitting Tachanun is because a tzaddik ascends to greater heights on his yahrtzeit, thus it is a day of joy in the supernal worlds for him and for all who share a spiritual bond with him. However, this custom is not found in the Shulchan Arukh or Zohar. Other Chassidic communities that recite Tachanun on yahrtzeits of tzaddikim include Chabad and Munkatch.)


At January 16, 2009 at 11:45:00 AM EST, Blogger Menashe said...

I find it particularly ironic when on 24 of Teves (yahrtzeit of the alter rebbe,) non-chabad chasidim don't say tachanun while chabad does.


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