Leil Selichot 2020 / סליחות 5780

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5780 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 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
Leil Selichot 2022 21 Elul 5782
Leil Selichot 2023 23 Elul 5783
Leil Selichot 2024 25 Elul 5784


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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