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10/12/2022 04:58:48 PM


Cantor Avima Rudavsky Darnov

The Grand Finale to the month long chain of holidays is upon us. The seriousness of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur gives way to the joy of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. At the same time, we are treated to the spectacle of the leaves as they change color, are released from the branches of the trees and float down to the ground. I grew up in Massachusetts and I never tire of the very slow moving fireworks display  of the Fall. On Simchat Torah we release ourselves from the grip of the serious themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We allow ourselves to let go, let loose and enjoy the dance of life. We go from contemplating our lives and our deeds to full on party mode. But, like so many other aspects of Judaism, it is a journey best enjoyed as a community. I hope you will all join us for the grand finale celebration of Simchat Torah on Monday night, Oct. 17 and Tuesday morning, Oct. 18. 

Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784