Tagged ‘Shemini Atzeret’

Shemini Atzeret

October 4, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

By Rabbi Isaac Mann In this D’var Torah I would like to expand upon an interesting insight into the character of Shemini Atzeret based on a teaching that I heard from my beloved teacher Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, of blessed … Continue reading »


Shemini Atzeret

September 28, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim, News

The three pilgrimage festivals – Pesah, Shavuot and Sukkot – are mentioned several times in the Torah – in Parshiyot Mishpatim, Ki Tisa, Emor, Pinhas, and Re’eh.  But it is only in two of these parshiyot – Emor and Pinhas … Continue reading »


Shemini Atzeret

October 7, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

A Meaning in the 21st Century By Julius Rabinowitz This coming Shabbat we celebrate the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, a one day holiday that seems to be lacking an identity to most American Jews. Biblically, a holiday in which we … Continue reading »


Shemini Atzeret-Yizkor

September 25, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Nostalgia – is it enough? By Rabbi Robert Waxman In Webster’s contemporary formulation, nostalgia is “longing for something far away or long ago.” As we gather for Yizkor a wave of nostalgia fills the room. We are looking back, remembering. … Continue reading »


Shmini Atzeret

October 9, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Shemini Atzeret/Simhat Torah Neal L. Spevack Shemini Atzeret is observed on the 22nd of Tishrei or the eighth day of Sukkot but is considered a separate holiday. Outside of Israel, Simhat Torah is on the subsequent, ninth day. Shemini Atzeret … Continue reading »