Slihot: A time of prayer, compassion and forgiveness - book review

This splendid tome is a welcome addition to the Koren library, and a wonderful way to add meaning and substance to our penitential prayers ahead of and during the High Holy Day season.

  A MAN blesses the Arba Minim or Four Species, carrying a lulav, etrog, aravot and hadassim during

One million people visited the Western Wall during the holidays

The Western Wall saw a million worshipers during the High Holy Day season this year, after COVID-19 restrictions were eased.

Conservative, Reform and Orthodox Jews to meet at Family Wall for slichot

There are often tensions between the various currents in Judaism around the prayer arrangements at the Western Wall.

Andalusian Orchestra young at heart and voice

The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod is performing selichot concerts all over the country in the Silechot Veshir (selichot and song) concert series.


President Herzog hosts Selichot at President's Residence

Local residents singers Lior Elmaleh and Uriel Shay accompanied the service at the President's Residence.

This week in Jerusalem: Night riders

A weekly round-up of city affairs


Hundreds of Israelis go to Cave of the Patriarchs with WZO for Slichot

Many also went to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City for Slichot, abiding by government COVID-19 restrictions.

Western Wall Plaza to be split into capsules for 'slihot'

Up to 10,000 worshipers will be allowed into the Western Wall plaza at a time, divided into capsules in accordance with coronavirus guidelines, for slichot services.

Coronavirus regulations are kept at the Western Wall, Jerusalem, 2021

Western Wall to hold 17 selichot events, follow COVID-19 rules

Hosting 17 events, each with a chazzan, speakers and live broadcast, ensures the crowds will be spread out. The live broadcasts ensures those who can't come will be able to participate.

Two religious men outside the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, New York.

Against corona regulations, packed services held at Chabad’s headquarters

The Gedaliah Society, a collective of doctors that has been advising Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights during the pandemic, issued a stern exhortation against attending services at Chabad headquarters.

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