Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah 101

The two holidays at the conclusion of Sukkot.

Quizzes

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Quiz

How much do you know about these final holidays of the High Holiday season?

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret: Summary

Solomon dedicates the Temple, and the Israelites rejoice.

What Happens in Synagogue on Simchat Torah

Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.

What is Shemini Atzeret?

Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.

The Simchat Torah Evening Service

A time to dance with the Torah.

The Prayer for Rain

Connecting physical and spiritual needs at the end of Sukkot.

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah at Home

Although both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are curiously bereft of special home customs, both are full festivals marked by holiday meals, special blessings, and a prohibition on work.

How Simchat Torah Came To Be

A new identity for the second day of Shemini Atzeret.

What Is Hoshanah Rabbah?

The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

Sukkot at Home

How to celebrate the Festival of Booths.