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Watch live: Selichot at the Western Wall

Watch the special Selichot prayers taking place at the Western Wall, on the eve of Yom Kippur 2023.

Watch live: Selichot at the Western Wall

Over 70,000 attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

Last Selichot prayer event for this year will be held Saturday night and followed by 'hatarat nedarim.'

Over 70,000 attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

Selichot prayers at Western Wall translated into sign language

In first, Selichot prayers at the Western Wall Plaza are translated into sign language; groups for hearing-impaired take part in prayers.

Selichot prayers at Western Wall translated into sign language

Selichot prayer concert in front of Knesset building

Knesset Speaker Ohana declared the concert 'part of a new tradition of opening the Knesset building to the public.'

Selichot prayer concert in front of Knesset building

Selichot in the heart of Tehran

Iranian Jews recite selichot in Tehran's main synagogue ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Selichot in the heart of Tehran

Over 50,000 attend Rosh Hashanah eve selichot at Western Wall

Tens of thousands attend central selichot services, annulment of vows ceremony at Western Wall.

Over 50,000 attend Rosh Hashanah eve selichot at Western Wall

The Daily Portion / Is something special in the air?

Is it only me or, during these final days of 5783, is there something truly special in the air?

The Daily Portion / Is something special in the air?

The Daily Portion / Selichot at sea

An experience students will take with them for life.

The Daily Portion / Selichot at sea

President Herzog recites Selichot in Jerusalem

President Isaac Herzog joined the Or Hahaim Yeshiva led by Rabbi Reuben Elbaz to recite the Selichot prayers.

President Herzog recites Selichot in Jerusalem

50,000 attend Selichot prayers at Western Wall

Crowd of 50,000 attend Selichot prayers at Western Wall, praying for peace in Israel and reciting the 'Shema Yisrael' prayer.

50,000 attend Selichot prayers at Western Wall

Watch: Thousands attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

Around 25,000 people attend Selichot prayers on Thursday night at the Western Wall; cantor prays for 'peace in the Land, peace between us.'

Watch: Thousands attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

During Selichot conference held for OU Israel youth centers, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got off the stage and danced with attendees.

Tzfat Chief Rabbi gets off stage to dance at OU selichot event

Hundreds pray outside Shechem, Huwara as terror wave continues

Samaria residents and right-wing activists gather outside terror hotspots for prayer rallies to protest deteriorating security situation.

Hundreds pray outside Shechem, Huwara as terror wave continues

Central Selichot service at Western Wall plaza

Tens of thousands of Jews recite Selichot on the eve of Yom Kippur at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem.

Central Selichot service at Western Wall plaza

5 things to keep in mind through Yom Kippur

5 things to remember, 5 questions to ask oneself, and how youngsters see the day.

5 things to keep in mind through Yom Kippur

Watch: 38,000 attend pre-Rosh Hashanah selichot at Western Wall

Prayer event at the Western Wall broadcast on walls of the Old City for the thousands who were unable to reach the Western Wall dur to crowd

Watch: 38,000 attend pre-Rosh Hashanah selichot at Western Wall

35,000 attend central Selichot prayers at Western Wall

Central Selichot prayers to be held at Western Wall on Saturday night, just after midnight.

35,000 attend central Selichot prayers at Western Wall

'Disgraceful' to turn Selichot into musical entertainment

Leading Sephardi rabbi decries recent practice of singers & bands holding Selichot events.

'Disgraceful' to turn Selichot into musical entertainment

Shaked and Darshan-Leitner attend Selichot in Jerusalem

Jewish Home chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and candidate Nitsana Darshan-Leitner participate in Selichot prayers at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.

Shaked and Darshan-Leitner attend Selichot in Jerusalem

Selichot with Yitzhak Meir from Jerusalem

International Convention Center in Jerusalem converted into large synagogue for Selichot service in preparation for Rosh Hashanah.

Selichot with Yitzhak Meir from Jerusalem

Over 20,000 attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

'Come early to Selichot prayers, not just during the last days,' Western Wall Heritage Foundation urges.

Over 20,000 attend Selichot prayers at the Western Wall

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings at the Cave of the Patriarchs

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

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings at the Cave of the Patriarchs

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.

Watch: Selichot at Presidential Residence

Tzomet okays virtual participation in Selichot prayers

Ruling is limited to live broadcasts, does not include satellite link or recordings.

Tzomet okays virtual participation in Selichot prayers

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

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 Jerusalem

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

Watch live: Selichot prayers in Jerusalem

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Watch: Selichot in Iran

30 capsules, 2,000 people

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.

100,000 Jews gathered for Selichot prayers at Western Wall

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

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

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

'Put aside divisions and build bridges of cooperation'

President Rivlin hosted some 500 people for traditional Selichot prayers.

'Put aside divisions and build bridges of cooperation'

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.

Watch: Selichot at the Cave of the Patriarchs

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

Tens of thousands gather for Selichot prayers at Western Wall

LA’s Iranian Jews enjoy first musical selichot performance

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

LA’s Iranian Jews enjoy first musical selichot performance

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.

Watch: Selichot at Cave of the Patriarchs

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.

Watch: Selichot at the Western Wall

Watch: Hundreds of soldiers gather for selichot

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

Watch: Hundreds of soldiers gather for selichot

More than 1,000 pray at Joseph's Tomb

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

More than 1,000 pray at Joseph's Tomb

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.

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

Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

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

Watch: Yom Kippur eve prayers at the Kotel

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.

Thousands attend selichot at Western Wall

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.'

Avraham Fried in Mount of Olives 'Selichot' performance

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.

Culture Minister: We are nothing without G-d

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.

Watch: Haredi soldiers at the Western Wall

WATCH: Special concert in Tel Aviv synagogue

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

WATCH: Special concert in Tel Aviv synagogue

WATCH: Year's first selichot held at Western Wall

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

WATCH: Year's first selichot held at Western Wall

'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.

'Young man, why do you sleep?'

Jerusalem municipality bills female cantor at selichot service

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.

Watch: Selichot night with singer Yitzchak Meir

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

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