Simchat Torah


When the annual cycle of Torah readings is complete, it's time for the holiday of Simchat Torah, Rejoicing in the Torah. This particular holiday comes right at the end of the Jewish harvest festival, Sukkot. On the evening of Simchat Torah, Torah scrolls are carried lovingly around synagogues in parades called hakafot. Everyone sings and dances; children wave flags. The following morning, the last verses of the Torah, in the book of Deuteronomy, are read aloud, followed by the first verses of the first book, Genesis, beginning a new cycle of reading.

7 Fun Things to do With Kids on Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah Crafts & Activities via Bible Belt Balabusta
Simchat Torah Activities for Kids via Union for Reform Judaism

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