Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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Congregation B'nai Abraham, with a history stemming back over a century, inaugurated a new Torah just in time for Simchat Torah.
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JTA
Women are permitted to dance with a Torah scroll on the Simchat Torah holiday, an Israeli modern Orthodox rabbinical organization ruled.
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Teddy Weinberger, JE Feature
According to tradition, for each holy day of a festival, Jews living outside of Israel celebrate two. So what happens then with the two holy days at the end of Sukkot — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah — which seem to be separate holidays rather than duplicates of the same event.
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myjewishlearning.com
So what exactly is the purpose of Shemini Atzeret and why do we dance with Torahs on Simchat Torah? Find background on both holidays here.
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Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
The start of the New Year, the month of Tishrei, is full of holy days, among them four foundational ones: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah-Shemini Atzeret. They are as different from one another as possible. Yet, we may also think of all four as two pairs of two. The first two -- the day of memory and...
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