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Simchat Torah: The rejoicing OF the Torah

Simchat Torah: The rejoicing OF the Torah

Who rejoices on the approaching holiday, the Jewish people or the Torah? Grammatically, it is the Torah. What makes the Torah rejoice, then?Danny Ginsbourg, 27/09/2021 09:00
Simchat Torah reading: Calling up the bridegrooms

Simchat Torah reading: Calling up the bridegrooms

There is a good reason to celebrate the end of the cycle of Torah readings, but why delay it until a month after the end of the year?Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 27/09/2021 07:29
Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Each haredi group formulates its own method of adjusting to the coronavirus reality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 22:05
Famous Israeli singer Omar Adam dances with Torah scroll in Dubai

Famous Israeli singer Omar Adam dances with Torah scroll in Dubai

'I'm proud to be an ambassador of music and art in the Emirates, where there's hope for a better world,' singer says.Mordechai Sones, 10/10/2020 21:57
Despite everything, we begin anew

Despite everything, we begin anew

We read how Moses blesses the tribes before his death and a few minutes later how G-d created the world. Our story is greater than corona.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/10/2020 20:41
Simchat Torah:  Celebrating a Torah of fire and water

Simchat Torah: Celebrating a Torah of fire and water

Moses will die in exile, but he cannot leave his people without blessing them, and he does so poetically, evoking Sinai and Jewish history.Daniel Pinner, 09/10/2020 11:45
Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

PM delivers message to haredi community ahead of Simchat Torah holiday. 'There is no herd immunity It's a death sentence for thousands.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2020 19:34
Stay with me, just one more day

Stay with me, just one more day

The feelings God has for us are the same feelings we have for those we love who are ill, whose death is in sight, whose time is short.Diane Bederman, 08/10/2020 18:50
No kiddush: Instructions for Simchat Torah

No kiddush: Instructions for Simchat Torah

Health Ministry issues news guidelines for Simchat Torah, including instructions not to call entire congregation to the Torah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2020 16:17
Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why is the holiday "Simchat Torah" celebrated when we complete the reading of the Torah, and not when we begin the new cycle?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 08/10/2020 14:30
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in a nutshell - Family Edition

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah in a nutshell - Family Edition

A new family-oriented holiday series, Ceremony and Celebration, full of resources to engage your family in meaningful Yom Tov interaction.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 07/10/2020 18:24
Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: The Torah tells us to keep the health guidelines

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: The Torah tells us to keep the health guidelines

Head of Merkaz Harav yeshiva says Jewish law requires public to protect their health and the health of others during pandemic.Hezki Baruch, 07/10/2020 16:36
Simchat Torah during a pandemic

Simchat Torah during a pandemic

Now is the time to reflect upon our individual Torah connection and remember the imperative to protect our lives. Op-ed.Touro and NY Medical College, 06/10/2020 18:00
Tzohar calls on communities to increase vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

Tzohar calls on communities to increase vigilance over Simchat Torah holiday

Rabbinical organization warns holiday, which is defined by large gatherings in shul, requires extra caution during COVID-19 crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2020 15:29
Council of Sages: Prayers only in open space

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.'Hezki Baruch, 29/09/2020 20:56
Simchat Torah news wrap-up

Simchat Torah news wrap-up

As Jews around the world complete the festival of Simchat Torah, Arutz Sheva presents a recap of the topics and stories making headlinesArutz Sheva Staff, 23/10/2019 00:45
Live: Second Hakafot in Rav Kook's house

Live: Second Hakafot in Rav Kook's house

Simchat Torah celebrations take place at home of first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem., 21/10/2019 23:07
Watch: Second Hakafot at Western Wall

Watch: Second Hakafot at Western Wall

Thousands of people gather at Western Wall following end of Simchat Torah holiday., 21/10/2019 20:33
Live: End of Simchat Torah celebration at Ponevezh Yeshiva

Live: End of Simchat Torah celebration at Ponevezh Yeshiva

Leading Yeshiva celebrates completion of yearly Torah cycle, beginning of new cycle., 21/10/2019 19:08
Simchat Torah:  Celebrating a Torah of fire and water

Simchat Torah: Celebrating a Torah of fire and water

How did Moshe begin his blessings to the Children of Israel? Daniel Pinner, 20/10/2019 10:15
Watch: 'Second Hakafot' at Rav Kook's house in Jerusalem

Watch: 'Second Hakafot' at Rav Kook's house in Jerusalem

Traditional celebrations following 'Simchat Torah' continue at the house of spiritual luminary Rav Kook, with thousands in attendance.Hezki Baruch, 02/10/2018 08:33
Watch: Second Hakafot in a Tel Aviv club

Watch: Second Hakafot in a Tel Aviv club

Hundreds dance Second Hakafot at Tel Aviv's iconic Barby Club with musician Yoni Genut and his band. Organizers: Torah belongs to everyoneYoni Kempinski, 13/10/2017 07:11
For the first time: Second Hakafot at the Western Wall

For the first time: Second Hakafot at the Western Wall

Thousands attend first ever official celebration of second day of Simchat Torah at the Western Wall.Gary Willig, 12/10/2017 23:43
Torah scrolls stolen by kippah-clad thief

Torah scrolls stolen by kippah-clad thief

Four Torah scrolls valued at approximately $240,000 stolen from Brooklyn synagogue during Simchat Torah.JTA, 27/10/2016 05:26
Every Hakafa is a victory over the Nazis

Every Hakafa is a victory over the Nazis

Holocaust survivors, IDF soldiers, and students dance together with Torah scrolls for Simchat Torah in Galilee village.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2016 18:50
YU Students Spread Simchat Torah Joy Nationwide

YU Students Spread Simchat Torah Joy Nationwide

As part of Torah Tours program, nearly 250 students this week connected to Jewish communities throughout US and Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2015 08:20
Watch: 'Only Way to Redemption is Jewish Unity'

Watch: 'Only Way to Redemption is Jewish Unity'

Jews in Queens take part in second set of hakafot, as CHAZAQ head explains that joy of unity is the only way to overcome terror.Eliran Aharon, 07/10/2015 12:22
Simchat Torah News Highlights

Simchat Torah News Highlights

As Simchat Torah ends for Jews in the Diaspora, Arutz Sheva presents the top headlines from the last 48 hours.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2015 21:30
'We Will Return to Northern Samaria'

'We Will Return to Northern Samaria'

Three hundred people return to Homesh over Simchat Torah and bring joy back to the ruins of a once-thriving community.Ido Ben-Porat, 06/10/2015 09:18
Thousands Celebrate With the Torah at Terror Sites

Thousands Celebrate With the Torah at Terror Sites

Education Minister Naftali Bennett joins thousands in Hakafot dancing celebrations over the Simchat Torah holiday at 'trouble spots.'Yaakov Levi, 05/10/2015 20:21
IDF's New Mission: Teaching Immigrants Hebrew

IDF's New Mission: Teaching Immigrants Hebrew

Soldiers in uniform gear up for the next operation - in the classroom, where they are helping children integrate into Israel.Ari Yashar, 21/10/2014 19:18
Kfar Yonah Reeling from Reformist 'Torah Pogrom'

Kfar Yonah Reeling from Reformist 'Torah Pogrom'

Photos from Simchat Torah showing Torah scroll completely unwound and 'hugged' by men and women shock Orthodox.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 19/10/2014 19:43
Group Brings Simchat Torah Joy to South Tel Aviv

Group Brings Simchat Torah Joy to South Tel Aviv

A group of about 150 members of the Young Leadership of the Jewish Home party celebrated Simchat Torah in South Tel Aviv.Moshe Cohen, 19/10/2014 16:47
Shavua Tov! Some Stories You Might Have Missed...

Shavua Tov! Some Stories You Might Have Missed...

After three-day chag, here are some important news highlights since Wednesday night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2014 19:58
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Starts Tonight

Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Starts Tonight

Arutz Sheva wishes you a festive end of holiday season, with Shmini Atzeret prayers and lots of Simchat Torah dancing.Rochel Sylvetsky, 15/10/2014 17:45
Rabbi Ronski: 'Spirit of Zionism Helped Us'

Rabbi Ronski: 'Spirit of Zionism Helped Us'

Rabbi Ronski reminisces about Yom Kippur War: 'We did not dance on Simchat Torah but kept mitzvah of keeping Jews in their land.'Orli Harari, Cynthia Blank, 15/10/2014 17:03
Rabbis Allow Women's Participation in Simhat Torah

Rabbis Allow Women's Participation in Simhat Torah

National-religious org. of rabbis and women's leaders encourages synagogues to include women - within the lines of Orthodox norms.Tova Dvorin, 13/10/2014 16:57
To Dance Again: Second Hakafot Around Israel

To Dance Again: Second Hakafot Around Israel

To dance in celebration of the Torah, and then to dance again: the People of Israel were out in force Monday night for Second Hakafot.Hana Levi Julian, 08/10/2012 20:10
Rocket Barrage Strikes Southern Israel on Holiday

Rocket Barrage Strikes Southern Israel on Holiday

Holiday greetings were fired from Gaza as terrorists launched a barrage of rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 08/10/2012 19:33
Call to Separate Jews, Arabs on Temple Mount

Call to Separate Jews, Arabs on Temple Mount

A movement of Temple Mount organizations is calling to completely separate Jews and Arabs on the site.Chana Ya'ar, 07/10/2012 11:32
Youth Bring Simchat Torah Joy to North

Youth Bring Simchat Torah Joy to North

Youth from the Jerusalem area leave home to strengthen struggling northern communities with joy, dancing on the holiday.Maayana Miskin, 21/10/2011 14:42
Exhibit Features Simchat Torah Flags

Exhibit Features Simchat Torah Flags

The Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv is featuring an exciting exhibit which centers around the Simchat Torah flag.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 19/10/2011 15:29
Hakafot at Homesh

Hakafot at Homesh

Activists celebrate Simchat Torah and Hakafot Shniyot at Homesh, which was destroyed by the Sharon government in 2005 to appease Israel's foes. Gil Ronen, 30/09/2010 21:53
'Second Hakafot' Dances

'Second Hakafot' Dances

Tens of thousands of Jews in the Land of Israel dancing the 'Second Hakafot' as Simchat Torah begins abroad. Gil Ronen, 30/09/2010 19:54
Dancing with Torah Scrolls

Dancing with Torah Scrolls

Jews around the world will clasp Torah scrolls in their arms, starting with Wednesday evening, rejoicing in the holiday of Simchat Torah.Hana Levi Julian, 29/09/2010 13:20