Amidst all the dancing and revelry, we realize just how alone we are with God.
Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional.
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My father died just before Simchat Torah and I couldn't bring myself to join the others in dancing. Then I remembered the following incredible story.
For the Jews of Soviet Russia who celebrated nothing else, Simchat Torah was enough to transmit the full weight of what it means to be a Jew.
Why do we have two holidays for the Torah -- Shavuot and Simchat Torah?