Audio Library

Countdown to the Yamim Noraim: Selichot

Rabbi David Silber / September 23, 2016


The structure of selichot and the Ashkenazi practice of starting selichot on a Saturday night--BeMotza'ei Menucha

Selichot, part 1: Lishmoa El HaRina VeEl HaTefilla–Supplication and Prayer: Today’s podcast explores the structure and timing of selichot and analyzes BeMotza’ei Menucha, the piyut recited on the first night of selichot.

Selichot, part 2: El Erech Apayim–the Long Suffering God and El Melech Yoshev Al Kisei Rachamim–God Who Sits on a Throne of Mercy: Today’s podcast discusses the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy in the story of the Golden Calf and in the story of the spies, as contexts to understand the nature of selichot.



Part 1 - Lishmoa El HaRina VeEl HaTefilla


Part 2 - El Erech Apayim


Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


Return to Audio Library
Scroll to top
Thank you for learning with us!
Please log in, or sign up for a new account to gain access to more of our Torah content.
Login / Signup
Learn more with Drisha every day.
Did you like this lecture? Share it with your friends!