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Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Thoughts from our Library

Timeless Patterns in Time
The Jewish year, with its holidays and fast days, is a cycle of recurring spiritual influences, with each year bringing a new dimension to the cycle. These essays highlight the spiritual message of the holidays.
Keeping In Touch
Every section explores a theme with a telling personal encounter with the Rebbe; a thought on the Torah portion or holiday; and a closing composition to guide the reader from inspiration to action.
Living With Moshiach
Concise adaptations arranged according to the weekly and holiday Torah portions. This volume unites these cogent insights with the well-known Chasidic adage, "one must live with the times," that is, take guidance from the appropriate Torah reading.
Through the Eyes of a Woman
Nechama Greisman's classes on the weekly sidra and Jewish holidays are conveyed through a unique perspective - that of a chassidic woman.
The Chassidic Dimension
These essays were first published in monthly collections entitled From the Wellsprings of Chasidus. Each volume covers a complete cycle of the Torah readings, presenting concise insights and ideas for year-round learning.
Torah Studies
In this collection of lucid adaptations of the Rebbe's talks on the weekly Torah readings and Jewish holidays, each question is not only resolved but also revealed to be the starting point of a major spiritual search...
Chassidic Discourses
A Collection of discourses by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe. Written during the turbulent years of 1941-1945.
In the Garden of the Torah
This two-volume set contains unique insights into the weekly Torah portion by looking through the portal of each sidra's name. Gleaned from talks of the Rebbe, these essays provide a dynamic thrust toward personal growth.
Articles From our Kabbalah Section
Articles on Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, and Hakafot from our mega Kabbalah Section.
Rebbe: After Holidays Increase Your Torah Classes!
In October of 1984 after the completion of both the somber High Holidays and the joyous Sukkot-Shemini-Atzeret-Simchat-Torah holidays, the Rebbe issued a post-holiday letter giving practical expressive outlet to the holy energy of the holidays.
Laws & Lore
From The Book of Our Heritage
Rabbi Ki-Tov discusses the significance of the holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, as well as its traditions and customs.
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