Friday, September 27, 2013

Simchat Torah

Tonight, we will end the Feast of Tabernacles by celebrating Simchat Torah - which means Rejoicing in the Torah.  It is traditional to stay up all night, reading and teaching the Torah.  We study, we eat, we dance and parade the Torah around the synagogue, and we worship Hashem, thanking Him for the gift of His Holy Word.

I will share more tomorrow evening.

Shabbat Shalom to you all.

In the Torah, we read:  “On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you… it is a holding back (atzeret)” (Leviticus 23:36). This holiday is an invitation to linger one more day with Hashem - to enjoy our time together just a litle bit longer.  The time in the sukkah will end, but not intimacy with Him. 

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