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Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings to the Jewish people at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu attends Selichot prayers at Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

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Watch: Selichot at Presidential Residence

In honor of the High Holy Days, President Isaac Herzog hosts a traditional Selichot service at the synagogue of the President's Residence.

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Tzomet okays virtual participation in Selichot prayers

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Tzomet okays virtual participation in Selichot prayers

PM Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot prayers

PM Naftali Bennett approves plan to limit number of visitors at Western Wall to 8,000 during Selichot prayers.

Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot

Watch live: Selichot prayers in the Yemenites' Village in Jerusalem

Ateret Cohanim holds Selichot prayers in the old synagogue in the Kfar Hateimanim-Kfar Hashiloach neighborhood in Jerusalem.

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Watch live: 'Selichot' prayers on the Mount of Olives

Ahead of Jewish New Year, special 'Selichot' prayers are held on the Mount of Olives, led by cantors Yisrael Parnes and Yechiel Schossheim.

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Live: First-ever joint Selichot service for Jews of Gulf countries

Jews of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman to live-stream Selichot on August 22.

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From Selichot - to saving a life

Volunteer on his way home from selichot early Sunday morning saves a life.

From Selichot - to saving a life

Watch: Selichot in Iran

Rabbi Yehuda Gerami, Chief Rabbi of Iran, posts footage of a Selichot prayer service at the synagogue in Isfahan.

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At the Western Wall, 2,000 people pray - in capsules of 30

This is what the traditional Selichot prayers at the Western Wall look like during the coronavirus pandemic.

30 capsules, 2,000 people

100,000 Jews gathered for Selichot prayers at Western Wall

1.5 million people visited Western Wall during ahead of High Holy Days, including 100,000 on night before Yom Kippur.

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Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Thousands at the Western Wall for final Selichot prayer before Yom Kippur.

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'Put aside divisions and build bridges of cooperation'

President Rivlin hosted some 500 people for traditional Selichot prayers.

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Watch: Selichot at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Selichot services ahead of Yom Kippur attended by the Chief Rabbis of Israel and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

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Tens of thousands gather for Selichot prayers at Western Wall

Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion joins Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Western Wall chief rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch for selichot prayers at Western Wall

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LA’s Iranian Jews enjoy first musical selichot performance

Watch: Hundreds of Iranian Jews in LA gather for special musical Selichot prayer service.

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Watch: Selichot at Cave of the Patriarchs

Cave in Hevron filled to the max as Israeli singers Kobi Peretz and Ben Snof lead selichot prayers.

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Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Thousands participated in Selichot at the Western Wall, including Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, singer Ishay Ribo and others.

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Watch: Hundreds of soldiers gather for selichot

Soldiers participate in evening of preparation for High Holidays in J'lem with 'Tzalash' organization.

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More than 1,000 pray at Joseph's Tomb

1,250 worshipers arrive at the Tomb of Joseph for a Selichot prayer service.

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Watch: Why do a million Israelis flock to Jerusalem's Old City?

Arutz Sheva joins a Selichot tour to take a look at an attraction that has seen skyrocketing popularity.

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Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

Thousands at the Western Wall plaza for Selichot on the eve of Yom Kippur.

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Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Thousands of people attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Photos: Selichot at the Kotel

Thousands attend selichot at Western Wall

Thousands of men and women from all over Israel attend central selichot prayers at Western Wall.

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Protests after Eyal Golan slated to appear at 'Selichot' event

Feminist groups say Israeli singer who was involved in scandal with underage girls shouldn't appear with Chief Rabbi at Selichot event.

Protests after Eyal Golan slated to appear at 'Selichot' event

Avraham Fried in Mount of Olives 'Selichot' performance

Hasidic singer to host Kobi Aflalo and Shuli Rand in two special performances for month of Elul. 'Returning security to Mount of Olives.'

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Photos: Selichot at the Western Wall

Tens of thousands gather to recite Selichot at the Western Wall.

Photos: Selichot at the Western Wall

Culture Minister: We are nothing without G-d

Thousands participate in inspirational evening and selichot prayers at the Western Wall.

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Watch: Selichot prayers at the President's Residence

Singer Yonatan Razel leads selichot prayers at the President Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem.

Watch: Selichot prayers at the President's Residence

Selichot prayers closest to Temple Mount

Thousand of Jews in monthly procession around Temple Mount gates.

Selichot prayers closest to Temple Mount

Why do Ashkenazim start Selichot on Motzei Shabbat?

Why do Ashkenazim start Selichot on Motzei Shabbat?

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar joins thousands of worshippers in mass selichot prayers at Western Wall days ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Mass 'selichot' prayers at Western Wall - in pictures

Watch: Haredi soldiers at the Western Wall

Netzah Yehuda soldiers visit Jerusalem for spiritually uplifting day ahead of Rosh Hashannah.

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WATCH: Special concert in Tel Aviv synagogue

Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue holds special concert with top cantors.

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WATCH: Year's first selichot held at Western Wall

Thousands of Sephardim hold year's first 'selichot' ceremony at Western Wall.

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'Young man, why do you sleep?'

Ido Portal and Roi Amir perform classic emotional prayers asking G-d for forgiveness recited ahead of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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Female cantor billed at city-sponsored selichot

Director of Jerusalem municipality culture department adds a female cantor to selichot event after pressure from city council members.

Jerusalem municipality bills female cantor at selichot service

Watch: Selichot night with singer Yitzchak Meir

First night of Selichot in the Yeshurun synagogue in Jerusalem with singer and songwriter Yitzchak Meir accompanied by instruments.

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100,000 Attend Selichot at the Kotel

Jews from across the religious and demographic spectrum gathered in Jerusalem for last penitentiary prayers before Yom Kippur.

Before Yom Kippur, 100,000 Attend Selichot at the Western Wall

Rivlin: Our Hold on Jerusalem Can't be Undermined

President hosts annual Selichot service, warns of hostile elements trying to deteriorate the situation in the capital.

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