Simchat Torah – rejoicing in the Torah – at TBAY is a joyous experience!
We dance around the synagogue for seven musical hakafot (processions) and we look at the special sections of the Torah, including the Sh’ma & V’ahavta, the Song of the Sea (Miriam’s Song), the Priestly Benediction, and the Ten Commandments (in both Exodus and Deuteronomy). We see the scroll roll through from the beginning to the end. We chant the last verse of D’varim (Deuteronomy) and the first verse of B’reishit (Genesis). And the cycle begins anew!