Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simchat Torah

On October 2, we celebrated Simchat Torah at Synagogue.

It's a day of celebration and a time to roll the scrolls back.

The Torah is broken down into parshat readings that are read in synagogues around the world every week. It's broken down in such a way that the entire Torah can be read in one year. At the end of that year (Simchat Torah) the last scriptures in Deuteronomy are read and then we "roll back" to the beginning and read Genesis 1:1, thus starting the cycle over again.

During this service, we celebrate the Torah, knowing it is the divine scripture given by Adonai himself. There is singing, dancing, shouting, laughter and tears of celebration. It's a downright party and Adonai's word is the guest of honor.

As tradition holds, everyone is given the opportunity to carry/dance with the scrolls. Here's Bug carrying the Haftorah scrolls. Yep, I cried. It made such an impact on him that he's still talking about it.



And, here's our fam after carrying the scrolls.





Shalom, Spring M Fricks

5 comments:

  1. I love seeing and hearing about the word of God touching the hearts of children!

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  2. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to find and follow your blog! I'm visiting from the giraffe tribe.

    The word of the Lord is indeed a treasure! I'm excited to read more of your blog and learn more about the rich Jewish culture and heritage.

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  3. Awesome for Bug!! I also love seeing children participating in the Word of God.

    Thank you for letting us be involved in your life this way.
    Donna from Goose Tribe :O)

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  4. How absolutely cool. I second Donna...thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  5. Love the photo of your little one with the Scrolls! This is such an interesting idea. I know bits and pieces about the feasts from the Bible. I'll be interested to stop back and learn more!

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