Davening in shul with different nusach

How should an Ashkenazi conduct himself when attending a Sephardic shul, and vice versa? Should he daven from an Ashkenaz siddur, or use a sephardi siddur.

Is it any different for Nusach Ari/Sfard?

He should daven with his nusach from his type Of siddur. But he should follow the tzibur in all other aspects. For example. Stand when they stand , sit when they sit. That is, He should not publicize that he is davening from a different nusach. If they are saying something extra that he doesn’t have in his siddur he should join them w the opposite siddur.


What about Tachanun on Mon Thurs? The Ashkenazi nusach is much much shorter. Should a Sephardi follow his own? or switch to Ashkenazi siddur for tachanun?

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The Rav always says-paraphrasing of course “less with kavanah (devotion) trumps more without kavanah” stick with the shorter one.

What if the Ashkenazi is the Shliach Tzibbur ? Should he say , for example, the silent Shemoneh Esrai according to the Ashkenazic nusach?

The silent Shemona Esrei should be his Nusach. The Chazaras Hashatz has to be the Nusach of the Shul

Is there a recommended abbrivated tachanun?

I honestly don’t get to say the entire Tachanun on many mon/Thursday. It all depends on the Baal tefilah. You say as much as you can and you move on.
But you should say the Tachanun prayer first (nefilas apayim) thereby insuring you have at least completed that. (Even if you are in a nusach ashkenaz shul you may do nefilas apayim before vehu rachum, as many ashkenaz opinions consider this to be the correct order)


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Hi, I saw a teshuva of rav moshe where he writes that as the shatz that the shatz should use the nusach of the shul because the tefilat halachash is a preparation for chazaras hashatz and saying the shul’s nusach will make sure the shliach tzibur doesn’t make a mistake.


But the answers here follow the psak of Rav Abadi Shlita.

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