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  • Simchat Torah: 7 Rounds

    October 14, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Nosh.

    We end and we begin. With the ending of the holiday of Shmini Atzeret, we beginSimchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Torah) which celebrates the completion of the year-long reading of the Torah. And, then we begin anew with a celebration of...

  • Simchat Torah: Celebrating Torah’s ending and beginning

    October 14, 2014 | 10:17 am

    People are drinking, singing and dancing. It’s loud and crowded. No, you’re not at a bar — or even a bar mitzvah. It’s Simchat Torah. 

    The holiday celebrates the culmination of the year’s Torah readings and is, quite literally, a time to rejoice. 

    “I love that Simchat Torah is...

  • Rabbinic group: Women permitted to dance with Torah scroll

    October 13, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    Women are permitted to dance with a Torah scroll on the Simchat Torah holiday, an Israeli modern Orthodox rabbinical organization ruled.

    Beit Hillel posted the religious ruling on its website for the holiday, which falls on Wednesday night and Thursday.

    The ruling also...

  • Schools caution on alcohol during Simchat Torah

    By Jared Sichel

    September 24, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    Dozens of men sit around a few tables, humming a soft Chasidic niggun (tune), swaying slowly back and forth, noshing on cold cuts, salads and light snacks. Some are sipping on small cups of vodka. Most wear white dress shirts, black dress pants and a long black coat. 

    This is a...

  • Israeli rabbi said to be suspected of stealing Torah scrolls

    October 10, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing Torah scrolls from the synagogue of his community near Be’er Sheva.

    Kikar HaShabat, a hebrew-language news site on religious affairs, reported that police requested on Oct. 10 that the Be'er Sheva...

  • Islands of Sanity

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    October 10, 2012 | 8:00 am

    I have been working all kinds of extra hours, stressing about deadlines, workflow processes, what is going to fall between the cracks, how bad it’s going to be when we discover what we missed, etc. But I’m not feeling overwhelmed. Part of the reason for that is I’m naturally...

  • The Jews, stuffed cabbage and Simchat Torah

    October 8, 2012 | 10:04 am

    It’s almost encoded in your Jewish DNA: How you make your stuffed cabbage all depends on where your grandmother came from.

    For many, the delicacy is served on the holiday of Simchat Torah much the same way that latkes are associated with Chanukah, hamentaschen tag along with...

  • Sukkot and Simchat Torah calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    September 28, 2012 | 11:40 am

    SUN | SEPT 30


    Help the LGBT congregation build its sukkah and add decorations made with recycled and found oubjects. Service and potluck follow. Sun. 10 a.m. (sukkah building), 4:30 p.m. (sukkah decorating), 6 p.m. (service and potluck). Free. Beth Chayim...

  • Where to celebrate Simchat Torah in LA

    By Ryan Torok

    October 19, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    THU., OCT. 20

    No matter your take on the Torah, it’s a scroll worth dancing with. Join Conservative congregation Adat Ari El and the synagogue’s young professionals organization at tonight’s celebration. For the Valley Ruach folk, the festivities...

  • Relaxed parking restrictions in Los Angeles in light of Sukkot, Simchat Torah

    By Ryan Torok

    October 12, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    On Sukkot, we celebrate the bounties of our harvests, and, thanks to Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, we can also celebrate eased-up parking restrictions around Los Angeles.

    In line with Garcetti’s request, there will be relaxed parking enforcement all over the...

  • Wanna drink? Think again!

    By Louis Keene

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This Purim will be the first test of a new teen anti-drinking campaign adopted by Los Angeles' Orthodox rabbis after a Simchat Torah debacle in which more than 100 teens were seen drinking publicly or intoxicated.

    The plan was adopted Nov. 14 at a meeting convened by Jewish Family...

  • Simchat Torah

    October 19, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When: Sundown on Sat., Oct. 21, to sundown Oct. 22.


    Simchat Torah ends the days beginning with Sukkot (which began last Friday night) that are known as Z'man simchateinu (season of our joy). The day before Simchat Torah (beginning sundown Oct. 20) is called Shemini...

  • All the Children

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On the eve of Simchat Torah, many synagogues auction the three major honors of the day, with proceeds benefiting the synagogue or other Jewish institutions. Two honors, Hatan Torah (for the one called to the final reading in Deuteronomy) and Hatan Bereshit (for the one called to the...