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Jewish Holidays

Simchat Torah: Rejoicing with the Torah

June 29, 2006, by

What is Simchat Torah? The holiday of Simchat Torah is a great invention of the Jewish People in their Exile. It celebrates the completion of and the beginning of the “Reading of the Torah.” What do you mean “invention”? Since the Shmini Atzeret-Simchat Torah Holiday has no intrinsic Mitzvot, but is a celebration of the […]

Simchat Torah: A Celebration of Our Relationship with God

June 26, 2006, by

The holiday of Simchat Torah is a great invention of the Jewish People in their Exile. It celebrates the completion of and the beginning of the “Reading of the Torah.” Since the Shmini Atzeret-Simchat Torah Holiday has no intrinsic Mitzvot, but is a celebration of the relationship between G-d and Israel, the Jewish People created […]