Leil Selichot 2096 / סליחות 5856

Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays 🕍

Leil Selichot for Hebrew Year 5856 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 2093 21 Elul 5853
Leil Selichot 2094 23 Elul 5854
Leil Selichot 2095 25 Elul 5855
Leil Selichot 2096 21 Elul 5856
Leil Selichot 2097 23 Elul 5857
Leil Selichot 2098 23 Elul 5858
Leil Selichot 2099 20 Elul 5859
Leil Selichot 2100 21 Elul 5860


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
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