Following Succoth, the annual cycle of Torah readings will complete and begin once more on Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Torah). One of the things we do on Simchat Torah, following the culmination of annual Torah readings, and commencing the New Year Torah weekly readings is to dance all night long holding Torah scrolls. Simchat Torah is rejoicing in the Torah. We rejoice through song and dance. As in the Psalm, Make a joyful noise unto the L-rd, all you lands. Serve the L-rd with gladness. Come before His presence with singing. When we rejoice, we do soul with all we have, as we so when we pray. We love the L-rd our G-d with all our hearts, and all our souls, and all our might.
For any holiday, festival special occasion of a joyous type (religious and civil holidays, festivals, weddings, graduations, home comings, reunions, etc.) what role do singing and dancing play? We all have things to celebrate in life. Individual, family, community, etc. Please share the role singing and dancing play for you and yours. Life is a celebration, and somethings worthy of celebrating. How do you express yourself? Do you encourage your children to sing and dance? That really makes a special event a festival!
We want to learn from you.
Peace, Blessings, and a smart two step. Enoch.