Simchat Torah

Dancing! Singing! Epic Torah readings! Simchat Torah is time of mystical, transcendent fun. Uncover the deepest meanings of Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret.

The joy of Sukkot reaches its peak during its final day — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. At the conclusion of the Torah reading cycle, we dance with the Torah during Hakafot. These autumn festivals are a celebration of reuniting with the Creator and transcending our personal boundaries. During Simchat Torah, dancing is a form of repentance — we return to our purest selves through uninhibited joy. Discover the mystical, Kabbalistic meaning of Simchat Torah in the Meaningful Life Center’s Simchat Torah archives. Whether you are a seasoned scholar or are new to learning Torah, we offer insights and stories that will lift your spirit and prepare you for the Simchat Torah of your life!

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