Selichot Hoshana Rabbah

On the eve of Hoshana Rabbah night we have a limud [1]. On Hoshana Rabbah morning the big candlesticks in front of the hechal are replaced by thick candles. The bows from the Lulav are removed.

On Hoshana Rabbah, Selichot are said before the Shacharit. As it is already day, we put on Tallit before the Selichot, but because it is Medianos (chol hamoed) we donít put on Tefillin.

Congregants must stand during the 13 Midot (Thirteen Attributes of Mercy ויעבור Ė וסלחת). If there is no Minjan, we skip the 13 Midot, but not the Aramaic texts. The Shofar is blown during the 13 Midot [2], followed by תוֹדִיעֵנִי.

Recordings:

The recordings of the Selichot are on NN tape 9 & tape 10 till minute 5:11. Unfortunately, tape 9 is missing, and with it most of the Selichot service. I therefore used the Selichot for Kippur (tapes 28 onwards) where possible and added some parts which are not available there.

Remarks

Moadim

תפילה

Chazzan sings, sitting on the Tebah
Chazzan, last line sung

67
68

יהי חסדך
אשרי

Chazzan rises (on page 22 till  תענו)

2

קדיש לעילא

Silently (not sung like Kippur?)

131-132
132

תפלה לדוד
ה' שמעה

Chazzan, taken over by congregants from  ה' ה'

132

ויעבור... ונקה   (*)

Chazzan. Congregants answer בדיל ויעבור

132-134

רחמנא אדכר לן 

First lines are repeated by the congregants, and so the repetitive parts.

134

שמע ישראל
בטרם שחקים
מיוחד ... לא קראו

134

קל ארך אפים אתה

Chazzan, taken over by congregants from  ה' ה'
during the 13 midot, תשרת is blown, followed by
תוֹדִיעֵנִי אֹרַח חַיִּים שׂבַע שְׂמָחוֹת אֶת־פָּנֶיךָ נְעִמוֹת בִּימִינְךָ נֶצַח:

132

ויעבור... ונקה   (*)

Silently

134-135

עננו

Chazzan first part, congregants respond
Chazzan first part, congregants respond
Silently

135
135-136
136

ה' חוננו והקימנו
ה' עשה למען

עשה למען אברהם

Chazzan, taken over by congregants from  ה' ה'
during the 13 midot, תשרת is blown, followed by
תוֹדִיעֵנִי אֹרַח חַיִּים שׂבַע שְׂמָחוֹת אֶת־פָּנֶיךָ נְעִמוֹת בִּימִינְךָ נֶצַח:

132

ויעבור... ונקה   (*)

 

Silently
Chazzan,, congregants:
אמן

136
137-139

לקדושת שמך
אלקינו שבשמים

Chazzan, taken over by congregants from  ה' ה'
during the 13 midot, תשרת is blown, followed by
תוֹדִיעֵנִי אֹרַח חַיִּים שׂבַע שְׂמָחוֹת אֶת־פָּנֶיךָ נְעִמוֹת בִּימִינְךָ נֶצַח:

132

ויעבור... ונקה   (*)

Chazzan per line, till האומרים, congregants full line, chazzan repeats last line

139

שומר ישראל

All riseת, Chazzan sais קדיש תענו

9
139
9

קדיש לעלא
תענו
תתקבל

Silently

9

שיר המעלות שמחתי

Chazzan, without תתקבל

9

קדיש יהא שלמא

Continue זמירות as on Yom Tov

(*): only if there is Minjan


[1] The blowing during the Hoshana Rabbah Limund is mentioned in the book סדר קריאה ותיקן Amsterdam 1717, but was not done, at least post ww2. It was re (?) introduced by rabbi Haliba in the 1980th.

[2] This minhag is not mentioned anywhere. Not in the various Seder Hazzanut manuscripts, nor in the different Moadim prayer books. This is in contrast to the blowing during the Hakafot, which is mentioned in all sources. We do however remember that the post ww2 Tokea. Mr. I.L. Palache, used to blow during the Selichot. Possibly this minhag was introduced by Haham Pereira, and brought from The Hague, where he was Haham before the war. There is no proof for this theory and no way to verify, as that generation is no longer with us. See also beating the Aravot.

 

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