Sunday, May 22, 2005

Behab and Pesach Sheni

Tomorrow is the last day of Behab which is also Pesach Sheni, which creates a contradiction. On Pesach Sheni the minhag is not to say Tachanun, on Behab we add selichos. The luach in Israel quotes 2 minhagim one to say selichos and 1 to not say selichos. The shuls that I daven in have elected not to say selichos and observe Pesach Sheni.

Let me know if your shul says selichos tomorrow or not.

4 comments:

Shlomy said...

No Tachnon for US

MNR said...

We didn't say Tachanun and said Selichos. I found it strange.

bluke said...

That is an accepted minhag. The minhag not to say tachanun on pesach sheni was not accepted by the early ashkenazic communities and therefore behab can take precedence

Nobody said...

Since we didn't have 6 fasting, slichos was not said. However, I have seen another occation where there was a bris or a choson (can't remember which) on a fast day with slichos, and we said a modified version (with some paragraphs omitted due to the lack of tachnurn).