The last and most joyous festival of the Jewish holiday season is almost upon us – Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins.
I shall refer you to last year’s post on Simchat Torah if you would like to know more about the festival – which involves lots of dancing with the Torah scrolls in 7 circuits of the synagogue, giving out sweets to the children, and generally celebrating reading the entire Torah and starting all over again from Bereishit (Genesis).
Following the dancing we say Tefilat Geshem (the prayer for rain) – which this year came in rather early, on the first day of Sukkot, and has decided to visit us again today with strong showers this morning!
I hope the rain holds off while we walk to and from shul. And then, let the clouds overflow!
I wish those of you celebrating Chag Sameach!