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Posts Tagged: Simchat Torah

October 26, 2023 1:21 pm

Rabbi Simon Jacobson Responds to Hamas’ Oct. 7 Massacre: ‘Simchat Torah Is Actually the Celebration of Jewish Indestructibility’

Rabbi Simon Jacobson, the chairman and publisher of The Algemeiner, on Wednesday said that Hamas terrorists had underestimated the strength of the Jewish people in...

October 13, 2023 10:44 am

A Message from the Publisher

There are moments in life that change everything. October 7, 2023 – Simchat Torah 5784 – is such a moment. This day, the most joyous...

October 7, 2023 10:22 am

How the Hamas Attack on Israel Unfolded

A surprise attack by Hamas on Israel, which combined gunmen breaching security barriers with a barrage of rockets fired from Gaza, was launched at dawn...

October 6, 2023 10:47 am

When Life Gets Hard or Unbearable, We Can — and Should — Find Joy

At the heart of the Jewish faith, lies a powerful idea that underscores every aspect of what we do and who we are. It is...

October 9, 2020 8:38 am

The Holidays Are a Time to Reflect

What is the festival of Shmini Atzeret really about? Why do we need an extra day of yomtov at the end of Sukkot? The Midrash offers...

September 28, 2018 7:42 am

The Secret of Simchat Torah Revealed

There is a maxim in Jewish ritual law that prohibits mixing two distinct expressions of joy -- a rule known as “Ein Me’arvin Simcha Besimcha.”...

September 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Simchat Torah: Technology and the Outdated Torah Scroll

We will soon be celebrating Simchat Torah, and Jews throughout the world will dance with Sifrei Torah in their synagogues, community centers, university campuses, and...

October 23, 2016 7:48 am

Seeing the Torah Through New Eyes Each Year

For hundreds of years, Jews have followed the custom of completing the yearly Torah reading on Simchat Torah, only to immediately begin all over again. Why...

October 2, 2015 4:31 am

Shul-Hopping in Safed: a Simhat Torah Treat - On Simhat Torah, it is said, the Torahs long to celebrate. But since they lack feet, we Jews need to lend them ours for 24...

October 19, 2014 12:02 pm

The Karaites and Simchat Torah

Who are the Karaites, and do they keep Simchat Torah? I have several times in the past come across Jews, invariably thoughtful and charming, who have...

September 25, 2013 3:33 pm

Torah & Norman Solomon

As we approach Simchat Torah, the festival of the Torah, the question of its source and authority remains at the very center of our current...

October 7, 2012 4:18 am

The Rabbi and the Rhodes Scholar: How An Accidental Meeting Between Cory Booker and Me Led to Jewish Renewal

Twenty years ago this Monday, corresponding to the Jewish festival of Simchat Torah, a young African-American Rhodes scholar walked into a Chabad Jewish student center in...

October 5, 2012 1:49 am

The Shtomp, Or The Case Against Religious Dancing

Simchat Torah, the festival of Rejoicing Over The Law, is upon us and once again I find myself completely out of sync with most of...

September 28, 2012 4:09 pm

A Moscow Simchat Torah Heard ‘Round the World

Much of the struggle for Soviet Jewry was waged by picketers, marchers, and lobbyists in the United States. But a lesser-known part of...


ACLU Threatens Lawsuit Against Columbia University

The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a far-left nonprofit, is threatening to sue Columbia University unless the school nullifies disciplinary sanctions which temporarily suspended anti-Zionist...


Antisemitism in Norway At Highest Levels Since WWII, Says Local Rabbi

Antisemitism in Norway is at its highest level since World War II, the rabbi of the country’s capital city of Oslo told Israeli television on Monday. "There is a wave of...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurdish PM Cancels Meeting With Iran Minister in Protest Over Attack

Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani canceled a meeting with Iran's foreign minister at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland in protest over Iranian missile strikes on the...

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