Simchat Torah & Shemini Atzeret

Simchat Torah & Shemini Atzeret Traditions

Jewish Joy

AFTER THE HOLIDAY OF SUKKOT, COMES SHEMINI ATZERET AND SIMCHAT TORAH. THESE HOLIDAYS ARE CATEGORIZED BY PURE JOY, EXCEEDING THAT OF SUKKOT, REACHING ITS…

Shemini Atzeret And Simchat Torah

Two Of A Kind Joys

AFTER SUKKOT COMES MUCH JOY IN THE FORM OF TWO HAPPY HOLIDAYS, IN WHICH WE CELEBRATE OUR BONDS, OUR HISTORY AND OUR SCRIPTURES. Coming…

Traditions

Assembly Of The Eighth

THE HOLIDAY OF SUKKOT IS FOLLOWED BY AN INDEPENDENT HOLIDAY CALLED SHEMINI ATZERET. IN ISRAEL, THIS IS A ONE-DAY HOLIDAY; IN THE DIASPORA IT…

Please Don’t Go

THERE WAS ONCE A KING WHO INVITED HIS CHILDREN FOR A BANQUET OF SEVERAL DAYS. WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THEM TO GO, HE…

The Pinnacle of Joy

Unlike the greatest novel, or the most profound scientific writings, or sophisticated literature, there are endless insights, interpretations and life lessons when you study the Torah. By Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus…