Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Simchat Torah Prayers

Hebrew_Sefer_Torah_scrollStories and prayers for Simchat Torah, when Jews all over the world rejoice in the gift of the Torah. Here are three short, short stories and several prayers about Torah and Torah scholarship:


On Torah

Click here for the full list of prayers for the Yamim Noraim. Here are focused lists of prayers for Elul, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah. And here’s a link to yizkor and memorial prayers.

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2 Responses to “Simchat Torah Prayers”

  1. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    As you know Alden, I am not Jewish but I have many Jewish relatives from my father’s side of the family and I love the Jewish roots shared by all parts of my family. (I mean Yeshua… as I like to say to my co-religionists, Jesus was born a Jew, lived fully as Jew and died as a Jew. Questions?)

    In any event, I love Simchat Torah! Such joy – the Torah has been a gift for all the world. I have to go find an old post that I wrote for a no-longer-active blog about a particular Torah.

    One day I was at an appointment on the upper West Side of Manhattan and there was all this noise outside of the first floor apartment… It was Simchat Torah and the Hasidic rebbes were out in the street, singing and dancing. Pure joy.

    • tobendlight

      We call this entire season, from Sukkot to Simchat Torah, z’man simchateinu, the time of our rejoicing. We are commanded, by G-d, to be happy, to rejoice. Thanksgiving and rejoicing: a fantastic way to cap off a season of prayer, introspection, judgment, atonement and forgiveness. I love the joy. And I love the way the moods and rhythms of these festivals flow.


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