Leil Selichot

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Leil Selichot or leil slichot, (Hebrew: סליחות) prayers, especially those said in the period leading up to the High Holidays, and on Fast Days. In the Ashkenazic tradition, the prayers begin on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah. If, however, the first day of Rosh Hashanah falls on Monday or Tuesday, the prayers are begun the Saturday night prior to ensure that Selichot are recited at least four times.

Current and upcoming dates:

  • Evening, 21 September 2019[1]
  • Evening, 12 September 2020
  • Evening, 28 August 2021
  • Evening, 17 September 2022


  1. ^ "Dates for Leil Selichot". Hebcal.com by Danny Sadinoff and Michael J. Radwin (CC-BY-3.0). Retrieved 2018-08-26.