Leil Selichot 2042 / סליחות 5802

Leil Selichot (Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays) for Hebrew Year 5802 occurs after nightfall 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 2039 21 Elul 5799
Leil Selichot 2040 23 Elul 5800
Leil Selichot 2041 25 Elul 5801
Leil Selichot 2042 21 Elul 5802
Leil Selichot 2043 21 Elul 5803
Leil Selichot 2044 25 Elul 5804
Leil Selichot 2045 20 Elul 5805
Leil Selichot 2046 21 Elul 5806

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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