The Wonderful Joys of Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, which translates into “the Joys of the Torah,” is a jovial, extremely happy holiday filled with lots of singing, dancing, and overall merriment, making it a favorite among children and the young at heart.  Introduced sometime in late antiquity, the holiday went through many developments and changes before ultimately becoming the popular celebration […]

Finding Yom Kippur’s Secret Joys

Shortly after the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes another holiday of equally great importance: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Considered to be the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur is an often misunderstood holiday because of how it is observed. Marked with a strict 26-hour long fast day, hours […]