среда, 29 октября 2014 г.

Simchat Torah


Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה, lit., "Rejoicing of/[with the] Torah") is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret ("Eighth Day of Assembly"), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (occurring in mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).

carry them with songs and dances, expressing relation and jubilation, it is called hakafot.


Everyone is trying to take the scroll, to touch him, hold in their hands
The next day, after morning prayers again, song and dance and the solemn conclusion of the Torah reading, and immediately begin to read from the beginning: "And Gd created the heavens and the earth ...". And so for thousands of years.
Often in the evening suit "akafot shniёt" second dancing that is.

woman watching from the female half


During the dance cloth, which is wrapped in a roll change to color.






The Feast of the Rejoicing of the Law at the Synagogue in Livorno, Italy by Solomon Hart, 1850 (Jewish Museum)

This holiday completes the series of autumn New Year holidays, it's the start of reading the Torah, while praying for rain, they last all winter before Passover and time to disassemble the   Sukkot  ... Until next year 



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