Leil Selichot 2011 / סליחות 5771

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5771 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 2008 20 Elul 5768
Leil Selichot 2009 23 Elul 5769
Leil Selichot 2010 25 Elul 5770
Leil Selichot 2011 25 Elul 5771
Leil Selichot 2012 21 Elul 5772
Leil Selichot 2013 25 Elul 5773
Leil Selichot 2014 25 Elul 5774
Leil Selichot 2015 21 Elul 5775

References

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