Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Jews, we have a long history of eschewing physical representations for fear of practicing idolatry. When we speak of Torah, we often mean the words of Torah and all the commentaries, laws and ideas that have sprung forth from these words.
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By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah You've spent seven days eating, drinking and perhaps sleeping in a walled, tent-like structure with a roof specifically designed to let in the rain and the sunlight. Over the course of the week, with the exception of Shabbat, you've gathered together a curious combination of palm branch, two willow twigs and three myrtle branches, and held it...
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By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Small lit candles inserted into red apples that perched on top of handheld Israeli flags constitute fond memories for me of Simchat Torah. Along with other members the junior congregation, I danced joyously in synagogue, waving those flags to commemorate the gift of the Torah to the Jews. But whatever did happen to all those apples? I'm...
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Sukkot's out, Simchat Torah's in. Festive meals incorporate traditional fare, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. The Jewish Holidays Cookbook by Jill Colella Bloomfield offers these two recipes for the holiday of Simchat Torah. If you have the time and energy, make them with your kids. They're sure-fire hits! Pumpkin Soup (Dairy) Pumpkin soup is a terrific dish. Add...
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It's that time of the year again, rolling it out just to roll it all in again. Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Oct. 4, when the parades and festivities around town begin in full force.
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