Simchat TorahThe holiday at the end of Sukkot during which Jews dance with the Torah late into the night. The yearly reading cycle of the Torah is completed and a new cycle is begun. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah mark the end of the holiday season. In some congregations, the Torah scroll is unrolled in its entirety, and selected verses are read or sections noted. is a time for rejoicing. However you interpret our sacred text, celebrating the Torah’s centrality to the evolving civilization of the Jewish people is important.
“old new words colliding”
A meditation for those who do not read Hebrew but wish to learn Torah
What is there to praise?
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