Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
The two holidays at the conclusion of Sukkot.
From biblical times to the present.
Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Solomon dedicates the Temple, and the Israelites rejoice.
Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.
Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.
What these holidays that follow Sukkot are about.
A time to dance with the Torah.
Ending -- and beginning -- the Torah cycle
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.
A new identity for the second day of Shemini Atzeret.
How to celebrate the Festival of Booths.
Highlights of the Sukkot Prayer Service
How to celebrate the last Jewish holidays of fall.
Traditional hellos for the holiday that celebrates the cycle of Torah reading.