Simchat Torah: Its Origins & Celebrations
The Torah speaks about the holiday of Shemini Atzeret at the end of Sukkot but does not mention anything about Simchat Torah! Join Mrs. Sarah Rudolph as she explores the sources and practices which added to the final day of rejoicing before the Yamim Noraim are over.
Sarah Rudolph is Director of TorahTutors.org. She is a freelance Jewish educator, writer, and editor and has been sharing her passion for Jewish texts of all kinds for over 15 years, with students of all ages. Sarah’s essays have been published in a variety of internet and print media, including Times of Israel, Kveller, Jewish Action, OU Life, The Lehrhaus, TorahMusings, and more. She is Editor-At-Large, Deracheha: womenandmitzvot.org. Sarah lives in Cleveland with her husband and four children, but is privileged to learn online with students all over the world.