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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dancing Our Way to Our Own Torah

Here in the Land of Israel it's Shemini Atzeres - the 8th Day - and tonight we'll begin to celebrate Simchas Torah. We'll be dancing with the Torah scrolls, we'll be reading the end of the last Parsha in the Book of Devarim (Deuteronomy) and the beginning verses of the first Parsha in the Book of Bereshis (Genesis), we'll be circling higher and higher until we come to the beginning again - because, as we demonstrate every year - it's an ever-widening circle (or as Lorelai likes to say, "It's not a circle, it's an ascending spiral!" Of course she is known to be persnickety about geometry).

Whatever shape it takes for you (and whatever shape you're in) we wish you the BEST, most joyful Simchas Torah - we'll be off the air from this evening until Thursday night, when we'll be back moetzi Chag with Steve Levine's "Cookin' for Shabbos" - in this case, Steve will be cookin' for Shabbos Bereshis, the beginning again ... Do we say "It's like Deja-Vu all over again?" or do we say "Everything old is new again" or do we say, "May the circle be unbroken...."

CHAG SAMEACH EVERYBODY
MAY WE ALL DANCE OUR WAY TO OUR OWN TORAH