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Anthropological Perspectives on the American Jewish Experience. In most Ashkenazi synagogues, the cantor is clad in a white kittela symbol of pietyowing to the vitality of a positive judgment for rain.

This refers to the date of Shemini Atzeret relative to Sukkot; it falls on the eighth day. The prevalent practice is that one eats in the sukkah on the eighth day, descarhar without reciting the blessing berakhah for sitting in a sukkah.

At the same time, it allows for a Simchat Torah celebration unconstrained by festival work restrictionssince the festival is over in Israel according to Jewish law.

Commonly, only the first day is referred to as Shemini Atzeret, while the second is called Simchat Torah. By Atlanta Jewish Times.

Shemini Atzeret is characterized as a day when the Jewish people “tarries” to spend an additional day with God at the end of Sukkot. The Haftarah describes the people’s blessing of King Solomon at the end of the dedication of the First Temple. Additionally, most people would prefer to sleep indoors at this point in the year due to the weather, so sleeping in the sukkah may impinge on one’s own joy during the festival.

There is nothing wrong with conventions and customs, and the dignity we attach to them. The Land of Israel’s agriculture depends heavily on rains that come only seasonally, so Jewish prayers for rain, such as Tefillat Geshem or Tikun Geshem Rain Prayer are prominent during the Land of Israel’s rainy winter half of the year. Yet Misnha Ashi, one of the latest sages of the Talmud, gives an entirely different rationale for this decree: On the one hand, shoes add to our dignity.


They should be concentrating on the unique spiritual elevation which their descent gives them, and which alone enables them to fescargar the vehicle of the special Divine blessing of Birkhat Kohanim.

Retrieved from ” https: Across the metro area, challah bakers young and old floured their baking pans. However, unlike Passover and Shavuot, the full length of the Torah reading is included on Shemini Atzeret even when the day does not fall on the Shabbat because the reading refers to separation of agricultural gifts like tithes and terumahwhich are due descargqr this time of the year.

In Israel—and rescargar different reasons in Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism—none of the unique observances of Sukkot sukkahlulav and etrog carry over to Shemini Atzeret. Arba’ah Turim in Hebrew Hannover ed.

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In particular during the morning prayer service of Hoshana Rabbah, there are seven hoshanot with their own seven hakafotthe “seven processions”. Likewise, eating in the sukkah does not per se impinge on one’s own celebration of Shemini Atzeret. Retrieved July 19, Moses, usually called Moses clad with a sack, from having been thus meanly clothed when his great learning and talents were first discovered.

Like most Jewish holidays of Biblical origin, Shemini Atzeret is observed for one day within the Land of Israeland traditionally for two days outside Israel. Outside the Land of Israel, this mjshna further complicated by the additional day added to all Biblical holidays except Yom Kippur.

For, after the Babylonish captivity, it was the practice of the Jews, that when the Law was “read in the synagogue every Sabbath-day,” in pure Hebrew, an explanation was subjoined to it in Chaldee, in order to render it intelligible to the people, who had but an imperfect knowledge of the Miahna Hebrew.

InShemini Atzeret fell on the same day according to both calendars. Hyman Hurwitz, who, in an Essay prefixed to his ” Hebrew Tales,” has advocated the cause of the Hebrew writers with considerable ability and learning; and in the “Hebrew Tales” themselves has presented the reader with several pleasing and important apologues, selected from their writings, and conveyed in an elegant and spirited translation.


One relates to the Temple dscargar, and is mishha relevant to modern misha.

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The earliest printed edition of part of this Targum was that published with the Prophet. Views Read Edit View history. Atlanta Jewish Academy develops the whole person for college and life by fostering a love of Torah, Israel, and all Jewish people through an excellent secular and Judaic education within an inclusive, nurturing community.

A different, but related, interpretation is offered by Yaakov Zevi Mecklenburg, who translates atzeret as “retain”: It is a separate—yet connected—holy day devoted to the spiritual aspects of the festival of Sukkot.

Since most of the other decrees are related to the Temple and especially to adjusting to the destruction of the Mikdash, the natural tendency would be to assume that this decree too is a commemoration of the Temple, where the Kohanim were forbidden to wear any kind of footwear.

Moreover, Shemini Atzeret is a modest holiday, just vescargar celebrate [God’s] special relationship with His beloved nation. Yom tov sheni shel galuyot Chol HaMoed Isru chag. Sign up for the Shabbat Shalom newsletter and more! Samaritansfollowers of an Abrahamic religion closely related to Judaism that recognizes only the first five or six books of the Bible as canonicalcelebrate only one day of Shemini Atzeret.

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The Talmud describes six ways in which Shemini Atzeret differs from Sukkot.