I have been having a surprisingly difficult time finding a copy of selihot prayers. They appear to not be included in:

Siddur Sim Shalom (1985)

Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays (2002)

Mahzor Lev Shalem (2010)

Mahzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (1972)

Weekday Prayer Book (1965)

Before someone questions why I specifically want a Conservative one, my initial requirement was just that it exist on my bookshelf. As far as I can tell, selihot are also not in:

The Complete Artscroll Siddur (1984)

Koren Sacks Siddur (2009)

Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem (Birnbaum 1949)

Service of the Synagogue - New Year (Adler 1928)

Service of the Synagogue - Day of Atonement (Adler, no date)

Shilo Prayer Book (1932)

Tikun Meir (1933)

I guess I didn't realize that selihot were that obscure. Are they usually bound in a separate volume? If am am wrong and overlooked their inclusion in any of the above books, I welcome that answer also.


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The text of Selichot which are recited around Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are very lengthy, and are therefore (I presume) usually included in separate standalone volumes. I have seen at least 4 or 5 different Selichot books at my synagogue (including versions published by Artscroll, Koren, etc.), but, like you, have never seen Selichot included in a standard Siddur.

If you'd like a Conservative version, it is available on the Rabbinical Assembly Website here.

On the other hand, Selichot for fast days are included in many Siddurim, including some that you checked.

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    I can't really assume that anyone would find it useful on MY, but here's a shortened (i.e. only pizmonim) edition used by the Hungarian Neolog community with transliteration. bzsh.hu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/… Aug 30, 2021 at 19:15

Yes they are in a separate volume. for example ArtScroll or Selichot for the Whole Year Hardcover – June 1, 1956

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    There is a Conservative version - see my answer below Aug 29, 2021 at 16:38
  • @רבותמחשבות I just looked and it is marked out of stock Aug 29, 2021 at 17:44
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    How does this answer the question, which seeks Conservative publications?
    – robev
    Aug 29, 2021 at 18:01
  • @robev "my initial requirement was just that it exist on my bookshelf" seems the OP would be satisfied with non-Conservative options as well
    – Double AA
    Aug 29, 2021 at 21:23
  • @DoubleAA then the title could be updated
    – robev
    Aug 30, 2021 at 5:57

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