Simhat Torah

Celebration on  Kikar Rabin for Simchat Torah, 2018.
IN PICTURES: Second Hakafot in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Celebrations took place across Israel, including Rabin square in Tel Aviv and at the Kotel in Jerusalem.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
01/10/2018
A Jewish worshipper holds the Four Species, used in rituals for the holiday of Sukkot which began la
Summer in Holland produces first naturally-grown etrog in decades

The single fruit is green and about the size of a large plum, and therefore far smaller than the fruit grown in Israel, Morocco and Italy for export during the holiday.

By JTA
01/10/2018
Simhat Torah: Ending and beginning – Torah without stop

In this way, we acknowledge that even if we completed the yearly cycle of Torah reading, we still have much more learning in store.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
26/09/2018
THIS RELIEF at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv – likens the development
On the divine compromise

God therefore precisely chose the exact words, stories and laws in order to best give over the Divine directive.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
29/11/2017
The last Simhat Torah in the Warsaw Ghetto

They were a small group – most Jews had lost their faith in a God who they believed abandoned them; yet these religious Jews were an important part of ghetto life, their story deserves to be told.

09/10/2017
Celebrating Simhat Torah at the Western Wall.
A dance of joy

There is an essential difference between the concept of inheritance and that of betrothal or engagement.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
08/10/2017
A classic linzer torte
A return to fall flavors: Try out these warmly spiced recipes

Mujadara is a classic Middle Eastern dish and, while nobody can agree on a spelling, everyone can agree it’s delicious.

08/10/2017
Rain in Jerusalem
Praying for the rain: Starting the agricultural year on the right foot

Prayers for rain are among the earliest liturgical texts, and withholding it is regarded in the Bible as a punishment.

RABBI MICHAEL M. COHEN teaching his ‘Bible as a Key to Environmental Thought’ class at the Arava Ins
A marvelous way to begin: Finding true joy in Simhat Torah

The first reading is the underpinning of the notion of creatio ex nihilo, God creating the world out of nothing.

By MICHAEL COHEN
08/10/2017
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