Leil Selichot 1776 / סליחות 5536

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5536 occurred on .

Selichot or slichot (Hebrew: סליחות) are Jewish penitential poems and prayers, especially those said in the period leading up to the High Holidays, and on Fast Days. In the Ashkenazic tradition, it begins on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. If, however, the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Monday or Tuesday, Selichot are said beginning the Saturday night prior to ensure that Selichot are recited at least four times.

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Dates for Leil Selichot

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Leil Selichot 1773 23 Elul 5533
Leil Selichot 1774 20 Elul 5534
Leil Selichot 1775 21 Elul 5535
Leil Selichot 1776 23 Elul 5536
Leil Selichot 1777 25 Elul 5537
Leil Selichot 1778 20 Elul 5538
Leil Selichot 1779 23 Elul 5539
Leil Selichot 1780 23 Elul 5540

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Selichot of the High Holidays" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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