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.