Simchat Torah: Concluding with Blessings and Starting Anew
Rabbi David Silber / October 8, 2020
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah is the conclusion of a series of Festivals and observances. It is the time that we complete a cycle of Torah reading and start anew. An analysis of the Torah readings will afford us a glimpse as to the place of this holiday within the cycle of holidays and its import for our daily living.
Rabbi David Silber
David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.