Recited by Ashkenazi Jews on Shemini Atzeret, this prayer invokes the merit of Jewish ancestors in requesting the natural resource on which all life depends.
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Harvest foods are appropriate for this joyous conclusion of the High Holiday season.
Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.
What these holidays that follow Sukkot are about.
Same concept as the Ashkenazi one, different approach
From biblical times to the present.
Connecting the Prophets reading to the occasion.
Although both holidays lack special home customs, they are marked by holiday meals, special blessings, and a prohibition on work.
How to celebrate the last Jewish holidays of fall.
The two holidays at the conclusion of Sukkot.