Selichos to Begin Tonight for Sefardim


daveningIn advance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, special prayers, known as Selichos, are said in the early hours of the morning (preferably at the end of the night, before alos hashachar, daybreak, although most shuls say it a half hour or so before the regular time for Shacharis) to beg Hashem for forgiveness for our sins of the past year and to beseech Him to inscribe us all in the book of the tzaddikim gemurim, for life.

Some communities, including Sefardim, those who follow the minhagim of Eidot Hamizrach, have the custom to begin to say Selichos from Rosh Chodesh Elul until Yom Kippur. Those with this custom will begin Selichos tonight.

Others begin saying Selichos on the 15th of Elul until Yom Kippur. Yet others begin saying Selichos from the Sunday morning before Rosh Hashanah.

{Noam Newscenter}