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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

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On Sukkot, we rejoice that G-d is happy and has seen His judgment proven right.
On Sukkot, we rejoice that G-d is happy and has seen His judgment proven right.
A Jewish classic! And oh-so-good!
Ingredients 1 large cabbage Filling 1 ½ pounds ground beef ½ cup uncooked rice 3 tsps. oil 1 medium onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 egg, beaten Sauce 3 Tbsp. oil 2 Tbsp. flour 1 46-oz can tomato juice 3 to 4 Tbsp. tomato paste ½ cup sugar or ¼ cup...
Festive events around the world recall old memories and aim to create new ones
It’s human nature to prefer beginnings to ends. But each year, the Jewish people get to experience both in one fell swoop as they get to see, quite literally, where the Torah reading stops, and then starts, all over again. For many, the holiday of Simchat...
Festive events around the world recall old memories and aim to create new ones
It’s human nature to prefer beginnings to ends. But each year, the Jewish people get to experience both in one fell swoop as they get to see, quite literally, where the Torah reading stops, and then starts, all over again. For many, the holiday of Simchat...
The second day of Shemini Atzeres is known as Simchas Torah, “Rejoicing with the Torah.” The Rama explainsOrach Chayim, conclusion of ch. 669. See also Tur, ibid. that this day is so named “because it is a time when we rejoice and feast in honor of the co...
Five Levels of Understanding
The holiday of Sukkot culminates with the days of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, where we celebrate the completion of the Torah. Learn five levels of meaning behind this most joyous day.
Prepare for the joyous festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah with these educational and informative videos about the various mitzvot and customs related to this eight-day holiday.
The High Holidays Season – Sukkot & Simchat Torah
The common theme contained in the High-Holidays and the festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
Is the Yom Tov Sheini an anachronism?
Question: I understand that in ancient times the rabbis decreed that Jews in the Diaspora should celebrate holidays for two days, because of some confusion about the correct day to celebrate. Nowadays, however, we have a fixed calendar, so why do we still...
The sukkah represents our temporary dwelling here in This World
The sukkah represents our temporary dwelling here in This World
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