This year, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah begins on the evening of October 4 and lasts through October 6. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are rolled, just like the Torah. Try this recipe for crispy phyllo dough wrapped around a savory potato feta filling.Read more
Brush up on the basics of Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret.
Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.
A new identity for the second day of Shemini Atzeret.
Public and communal celebrations of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
God's way to retain closeness with the Jewish people for a little while longer.
A timeless traditional treat for Simchat Torah.
A Simchat Torah special.
A tasty dish for Simchat Torah.
A quick, easy, and tasty recipe.
Traditions & Rituals
A time to dance with the Torah.
Ending--and beginning--the Torah cycle.
Connecting physical and spiritual needs.
Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.
A prayer recited only on Simchat Torah.