Shemini Atzeret שְׁמִינִי עֲצֶרֶת – "Eighth Day Assembly", Simchat Torah. שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה "The Rejoicing or Joy of Torah" is a special day at our house. Our oldest Daughter's parasha is Bereshit (Genesis 1) and our youngest daughter's parasha will be V'Zot HaBerachah (Deuteronomy 33 to end). This means they share Simchat Torah.
8th day celebrations and beginnings and endings. Tirzah and Talia, Delight and Dew from Heaven. ♡
I love 8, shemoneh. It symbolizes new beginnings. This time of year, I always need a new start!
We also pray for rain today, more today than the other days I suppose.
Masheev ha’rua’ch u’moreed hagashem, “Who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall.”
As I write that the clouds are heavy and have darkened the sky. Living in a drought stricken land, we long for rain.
Please, send us rain.
Chag Sameach, Gut Yontif