Ashkenazi or Sephardi Selichot?

19.08.18

Pergunta

I became religious a year ago. My first acquaintance with praying in a synagogue was in a Chabad synagogue, with the Tehillat Hashem prayerbook. I got attached to this prayer version and still pray with it today. But I would like to say Selichot like the Sephardim do. What should I do?

Resposta

You can recite Selichot according to the Sephardic version beginning from Rosh Chodesh Elul, if you accept upon yourself that this will be your ongoing custom and you will be part of a Sephardic community from here on.