I've Always Wondered
What Is Tahanun? Originally Published January 4-5, 2019.

Tahanun (תַּחֲנוּן) or “supplication” is also sometimes called “nefilat appayim,” which means “falling on the face.”  It is a part of the morning (Shaharit) service and also the afternoon (Minhah) service, falling just after the Amidah.  Differing practices have arisen around this prayer which has its roots in the Bible and is set forth in […]

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