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Simchat Torah: (lit., "the Rejoicing of the Torah''); festival immediately following Sukkot, on which the public reading of the Torah is annually concluded and recommenced; observed with great joy, singing and the Hakafot procession with the Torah scrolls
Unbridled joy, aliyahs for everyone, concluding the Torah and starting it anew
A guide to the laws, prayers and customs of Simchat Torah.
On the absurdity of Simchat Torah
Books are for reading. For understanding. For discussing. Dancing? Really? Does anybody do this?
Is Simchat Torah off the map?
The sequence of festivals makes sense only once you look beneath the surface. For Simchat Torah, very deeply.
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.
Letters and numbers of Simchat Torah
Before the Torah was given, it existed as “black fire written upon white fire.” This is alluded to by the unusual term “eish-dat,” which is written as one word but read as two.
After the luster of the new relationship wears away, and couples seek to improve their marriage, much of the focus shifts to what is wrong and what needs to change. While it is important to directly address the rough spots in a relationship, and this is u...
We study Torah with our heads. We celebrate it with our feet. At our feet, we're all the same.
This all got me thinking. Does Judaism, a results-oriented way of life, allow for celebrating good intentions? The answer was not long in coming...
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