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Shmini Atzeret

News and updates about Shmini Atzeret

Chag Sameach from Arutz Sheva!

Wishing a joyous a joyous Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening, resumes Saturday evening.

Chag Sameach from Arutz Sheva!

Shmini Atzeret: The conclusion we’ve been waiting for

In Temple times there was a fascinating halakha relating to visitation to Jerusalem, one which has a message beyond its content.

Shmini Atzeret: The conclusion we’ve been waiting for

Council of Sages: Prayers only in open space

Shas Movement Council of Sages instruction: 'All prayers should be held in open spaces, and no prayers should be held indoors at all.'

Council of Sages: Prayers only in open space

Canada won't change election date which falls on Jewish holiday

Canada's chief electoral officer says he will not recommend changing federal election date, even though it conflicts with Shmini Atzret.

Canada won't change election date which falls on Jewish holiday

Could Canada's election day change?

Canada’s Federal Court orders review of election date which coincides with Jewish holiday of Shmini Atzeret.

Could Canada's election day change?

Canada's election day conflicts with Jewish holiday

Two observant Jews take Canada’s government to court in effort to move date of federal vote which conflicts with Shemini Atzeret.

Canada's election day conflicts with Jewish holiday

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'Second Hakafot' Dances

Tens of thousands of Jews in the Land of Israel dancing the 'Second Hakafot' as Simchat Torah begins abroad.

Israeli Jews in 'Second Hakafot' Dancesplayer