Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rosh Chodesh Rules for Mourners...inconsistencies

As many of you know I'm still in shloshim. Last night I was allowed to daven for the amud even though it was Rosh Chodesh. However this morning the particular minyan ( we have several in the morning)I was praying with said they thought the synagogue's custom was not to allow the mourner to lead the services becuase it's a holiday, i.e. no tachnun. I asked why they had allowed me to pray the previous night and was met with a "no idea". My undertstanding is that the prevailing custom among Nusach ashkenaz is to allow the mourner to pray until Hallel.


FrumWithQuestions said...

I am not sure what the custom is because it is the nine days. You can look in Rabbi Eiders book about the Halachos of the three weeks to see if he has the answer. There are a lot of questions I have regarding the nine days as well. I just left a post about it.

PsychoToddler said...

We daven sfard, and I was not allowed to daven on Rosh Chodesh, and I believe that applies in ashkenaz as well.

However, I am often the first person there, and I was told that if no one else is around, it's ok for me to start.