Leil Selichot 2017 / סליחות 5777

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5777 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 2014 25 Elul 5774
Leil Selichot 2015 21 Elul 5775
Leil Selichot 2016 21 Elul 5776
Leil Selichot 2017 25 Elul 5777
Leil Selichot 2018 21 Elul 5778
Leil Selichot 2019 21 Elul 5779
Leil Selichot 2020 23 Elul 5780
Leil Selichot 2021 20 Elul 5781


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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The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary

The Jewish Holidays
by Michael Strassfeld

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