News Brief 9/25/2013, Tishrei 21, 5774
Volunteers Ensure Celebratory Spirit for Ethiopian Immigrants
Volunteers from the Shvut Am (Settle the People) Institute are preparing to join hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants at absorption centers across Israel for Simhat Torah, the festival which begins Wednesday evening.
Simhat Torah marks the end of the annual reading of the five books of Moses in the Torah. The scroll is then rolled back to the beginning with the opening chapter also read. Hours of singing and dancing with the Torah scrolls, sets an upbeat tone for celebrations.