Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

How to Greet Someone on Simchat Torah

Traditional hellos for the holiday that celebrates the cycle of Torah reading.

Mujaderra Stuffed Kabocha Squash Recipe

A vegetarian entree perfect for autumn.

Crockpot Israeli-Style Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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

7 Laws of Sukkot

A selection from traditional Jewish sources.

What Is Hoshanah Rabbah?

The last day of Sukkot has its own rituals

Is There Special Food for Shemini Atzeret?

Harvest foods are appropriate for this joyous conclusion of the High Holiday season.

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 ...

Tefillat Geshem: The Prayer for Rain

Invoking the merits of our ancestors in praying for rain hints at the endless cycling of water through all of life since the dawn of creation.

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.