Simchat Torah sameach!

Image: A Torah scroll, open to the ten commandments.

Happy Simchat Torah! This holiday ends our fall cycle of holidays that began back in August with the beginning of Elul. It’s a long journey from 1st Elul, through the self-discovery of preparation for the High Holy Days, to Rosh Hashanah, to Yom Kippur, and through Sukkot – but here we are!

Some posts about Torah Scrolls and Simchat Torah you might enjoy:

What’s Simchat Torah?

12 Facts about the Torah Scroll

Do Torah Scrolls Die?

A Beginner’s Guide to the Torah Scroll

What is Parashat haShavua?


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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, granny, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at and teaches at Jewish Gateways in Albany, CA.

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