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Selihoth Before Midnight, Postscript

Selihoth Before Midnight, Postscript

In the aforementioned responsum, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein points out that Maimonides describes the selihoth prayers as being recited during ashmoreth, the last of the three watches that divide the night, as a prelude to the sunrise morning service. Now, if the time for selihoth was indeed all night, including the first half of the night, … Continue reading

Selihoth Before Midnight

Selihoth Before Midnight

Yes. Simply put, selihoth are, by definition, not governed by the rest of the halachoth that govern other prayer services because they were not legislated by our sages. In the medieval period, it was assumed that selihoth were said at the last part of the night, in the period before dawn that would be too … Continue reading