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Simchat Torah: Rejoicing in the Torah

The final day of the Jewish festival Sukkot is known as Simchat Torah, which literally means "Rejoicing in the Torah." On this day, Jews mark the completion of reading through the Torah, from the first chapter of Genesis to the closing words of Deuteronomy. Then the cycle begins again. Learn more about this celebration of God's greatest gift to us -- His Word.

Celebrating the Gift of God's Word

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains more about the joyous celebration of Simchat Torah in this brief overview.

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Foundations of Jewish Belief - The Torah

Learn how the Torah brings solace, inner strength, and spiritual fulfillment to the Jewish people during times both times of joy and security, and times of suffering and adversity.

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Simchat Torah Devotional Guide

Simchat Torah marks the completion of this annual cycle of Torah readings. This devotional resource will allow you to study God's word and be reminded that you will never stop being a student of the Bible.

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God and the Bible - Divine Letters

In this video teaching, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explores God's revelation to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai and tells how Jews regard God's Word in the form of the Torah (the first five books of Moses) as divine truth whose teachings are to be faithfully observed.

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God and the Bible - The Holy Tongue

Hebrew, the ancient biblical language which was once considered a dead language, experienced a miraculous revival in the late 1800s and was eventually adopted as the official language of modern Israel. Learn more about Hebrew, which Jews know as the "holy tongue," and find out more about the role of the Bible in the life of a Jewish person.

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The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Bible

Learn why the Jewish people refer to their Bible as the Tanach as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein continues his teachings on the Jewish roots of the Christian Bible on this podcast.

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What Is the Jewish Orthodox View of the Bible?

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains on this podcast from Holy Land Moments why the Jewish people are often called "people of the Book."

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Why Is the Bible So Important to the Jewish People?

On this podcast from Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains that studying God’s Word is the highest spiritual goal for Jews because it helps them grow closer to Him.

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How Does the Jewish Bible Differ from the Christian Bible?

Listen to a podcast from Holy Land Moments, as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains what Jews believe about the Holy Scriptures.

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