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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
We study Torah with our heads. We celebrate it with our feet. At our feet, we're all the same.
All Jews, learned and unsophisticated alike, share equally in the Simchas Torah celebrations. For these celebrations tap a point in the soul which defies the entire concept of rank and gradation. Every Jew has a soul which is an essential G-dly spark. By ...
Benny clutched his little Torah scroll in one hand and held onto his father with the other. It was Simchas Torah, and they were on the way to shul. “Daddy, I won’t have to use a Chumash today to follow the Torah reading,” he said. “I can follow Parshas V’...
R. Yosef was a man of fortitude and courage who found great pleasure in acting upon his convictions, perhaps especially when it was difficult . . .
Our hearts soared with the rhythm of the Chassidic tunes, and our joy knew no bounds.
Then, suddenly, he whistled sharply and called out, “Tzon kedoshim!” and we all shouted out, “Meh . . . meh . . .”
Everyone Has a Right to Rejoice On Simchat Torah we conclude the annual cycle of reading the Torah in public and start anew from Bereishit. This milestone is celebrated with much joy and festivity, and all Jews, men and women, young and old, learned and i...
The second day of Shemini Atzeres is known as Simchas Torah , “The Joy of Torah.” The Ramo explainsOrach Chayim , conclusion of ch. 669. See also Tur ibid. that this day is so named “because we then rejoice and feast in honor of the conclusion of the Tora...
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