In the Ashkenazi rite, the formal First S’liḥot service takes place at midnight on the Saturday prior to Rosh Hashana. It functions as an inauguration of the penitential season—a prelude to the coming Days of Awe that focus on repentance and renewal, culminating in the Yom Kippur observances. This two-part program, which was broadcast on NPR affiliates in 2004, features the entire service from beginning to end interspersed with commentary by Rabbi Ishmar Schorsch and Neil W. Levin. Hosted by Larry Josephson.
Date: August 01, 2004
Credit: Milken Family Foundation
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