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Simchat Torah at Temple Beth El and Presentation by William Skudlavek OSB
October 13 @ 8:00 pmFree
The Saint John’s Bible has a strong Jewish persona and in this presentation at Temple Beth El, William Skudlavek OSB of Saint John’s University will explore more of the themes used to connect people of all faiths. Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. The main celebrations of Simchat Torah take place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. In Orthodox, as well as many Conservative congregations, this is the only time of year in which the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark and read at night. Two volumes of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage edition will also be on display.