This year, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah begins on the evening of October 15 and lasts through October 17. 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.