Torah study or Selichot?

27.08.18

Pergunta

I didn’t manage to say Selichot in the morning but I can say it at noon-time when I usually learn gemara. In the month of Elul, is it better to use the time to recite Selichot or to continue learning?

Resposta

The purpose of all learning is to fulfill the mitzvot - and their halachic requirements. 

Since saying of Selichot is required halachically, and your Torah is only considered complete once you fulfill all your halachic obligations,  you must make time to say Selichot.