Kotel (Western Wall) / Selichot / Sephardi Judaism / Yom Kippur

Selichot Prayers before Yom Kippur 2015

Photo: Miriam Woelke


I finally made it to the Selichot prayers at the Kotel (Western Wall) last night. The entire Jewish Quarter in the Old City and the Kotel Plaza were packed. There is nothing wrong with saying the Selichot at home but the Kotel provides the best atmosphere when thousands of Jews gather and pray together.ย 
In Jerusalem, today’s Erev Yom Kippur starts at around 6 pm and I am going to the Old City for Kol Nidrei. Joining a litvishe service. Shiurim are being offered afterwards and I am going to participate. There is nothing else to do anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚
Tomorrow I am planning on staying at the Old City the entire day. This is where the most incredible Yom Kippur atmosphere is. ๐Ÿ™‚




Photo: Miriam Woelke



Photo: Miriam Woelke



Photo: Miriam Woelke



Photo: Miriam Woelke



Photo: Miriam Woelke




In the background you can here Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef. The son of Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef z”l. The present Sephardi Chief Rabbi was leading last night’s Selichot prayers at the Kotel.

One thought on “Selichot Prayers before Yom Kippur 2015

  1. shalom miriam,,may you have a blessed sweet new year and be inscribed in the book of life,,,oh how i wish i was in jerusalem for yom kippur,,,my spirit will be there,,,

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