Simchat Torah All Year Round

Art by Chana Helen Rosenberg

Simchat Torah All Year Round

Why the High Holidays? Why Not the Day of the Birthright Dance?!

When I was a child, we were told that all we had to do was turn up in synagogue twice a year, stand when the rabbi says to stand, sit when he says to sit, remain seated through his entire sermon, and for this we will be forgiven for all our sins and be good Jews.

Okay, I could see some logic in our entire community dressing up and getting together once a year to reaffirm their Jewishness. But why oh why did they have to choose Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?

Why not Simchat Torah? Read more……