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reading torah/What To Expect in Synagogue on Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah, A Gentile's Guide to the Jewish Holidays

On Yom Kippur, G‑d forgives us. A week and a half later, it is time to celebrate the atonement we've attained, time to rejoice with "the second tablets." Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Begins sunset of Sunday, October 4, 2015 Ends nightfall of Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Sukkah, the Four Kinds, the "Water-Drawing Celebrations," the meaning of unity, the dynamics of joy, the Kabbalah of the willow -- explored via dozens of essays, insights, readings and stories

Holidays, Holidays Jewish holidays begin and end at sunset. Therefore, all Jewish holidays begin the evening before the calendar date. On certain holidays, work is not permitted: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, first and second days of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Shavuot, and the first, second, seventh and eighth days of Passover/Pesach. The Jewish Holidays: Rosh Hashanah/ Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur,Sukkot , Shemini Atzeret ,Simchat Torah,Chanukkah ,Tu B’Shevat , Purim…

Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover. (But bring your own wine.)

Solomon's pool found in ruins. God gave us the measurement of Pi long before man did. ~ 1Ki 7:23 KJV - And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

Stone steps leading to the peak of Mt. Sinai (Jebel Musa) Villagers climb down the 3,750 "steps of penitence" that descend from the "Arch of St. Stephen," a sixth-century symbolic gate that leads to the sacred area on the peak of Mt. Sinai. The hermitage of Prophet Elijah is in the vicinity.