ohrshalom.jpg

Yom Shabbat, 1 Heshvan 5778

Simchat Torah signifies a joyous end to the High Holiday season at Congregation Ohr Shalom.  We reverently pick up every Torah scroll we possess and dance around our small sanctuary.  It is the one time of the year that we remove our precious Shoah Memorial Torah Scroll from its ark.  We adopted this survivior of the Holocaust from the Westminster Synagogue collection.  It came from the Pinchas Synagogue in Prague, Czechoslovakia and was scribed sometime in the mid 19th century.  It is a beloved memorial in our sanctuary.

 

Simchat Torah, Hebrew for rejoicing in the Law

in Simchat Torah
Simchat Torah, Hebrew for "rejoicing in the Law", celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah. Simchat Torah is a joyous festival, in which we affirm our view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending,…