Leil Selichot 2001 / סליחות 5761

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5761 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 1998 21 Elul 5758
Leil Selichot 1999 23 Elul 5759
Leil Selichot 2000 23 Elul 5760
Leil Selichot 2001 20 Elul 5761
Leil Selichot 2002 23 Elul 5762
Leil Selichot 2003 23 Elul 5763
Leil Selichot 2004 25 Elul 5764
Leil Selichot 2005 20 Elul 5765

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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Books (paid links)
The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary

The Jewish Holidays
by Michael Strassfeld

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