Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Crockpot Israeli-Style Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Set your slow cooker for a hearty, Israeli-inspired dinner.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

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

What Is Hoshanah Rabbah?

The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

7 Laws of Sukkot

A selection from traditional Jewish sources.

The Year I Missed Simchat Torah

I did not have Simchat Torah this year. Bold statement, right? Some of you are probably thinking that I must ...

On Simchat Torah, Get Up and Dance with Me!

Being a woman on Simchat Torah is hard for me, but not for the reasons you might think. Maybe I ...

Rain as a Blessing

Ecological balance and our prayer for rain.

Why Beat the Willow?

When tradition is silent, symbolic explanations arise.

The Ritual of Beating the Willow

How did this Sukkot tradition develop?

Strengthening Bonds

We draw closer to God as the month of Tishrei draws to a close.

Joshua Chapter 1: A New Leader

The Haftarah reading for Simchat Torah.