Hakhel was a gathering that took place every seven years in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Every Jew—man, woman and child—was expected to be present, and the king would read to them from the Torah. Nowadays, the essence of this mitzvah, gathering together with fellow Jews for Torah study and inspiration, is something each and every one of us can do. The Jewish year 5783 (which began on Rosh Hashanah 2022) is a Hakhel year. Sign up to be a Hakhel leader.