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Historical Simcha

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Simchat Torah is a joyous day, the highlight of the entire season in the Jewish calendar. This year, the joy is above and beyond around the world due to the release of the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit. In addition, this year on Vancouver Island we will be celebrating history.

Simchat Torah is a day when we complete the yearly cycle of the reading of the torah. We start from Bereshit and on this day we meet the other end of the torah scroll.

This year, we mark a milestone. For the first time, we read every parshah in the Torah with a minyan in our shul.

This is the first time in many decades that the entire torah has been read in the yearly cycle on Vancouver Island; it's a historical event.

Please join us for a great celebration of dance and joy, tomorrow, from 5:00pm and on at Chabad Family Shul.

Every year, the joy at Chabad rides high and we will need to outdo it this year.....

Comments on: Historical Simcha

Note wrote...

i wonder what the Americans would do if a imareipl power forced the UN to declare that America should give up a part of its land for a bunch of unwanted immigrants.Where in the UN charter does it give the UN the power to divide up someones territory and hand it over to a religion.The Jews of today are feeling exactly the same as the non jews of Palestine did yesterday. The palestinians were scared of unlimited jewish immigration and what it would do to their Arab lands just as the Jews of Israel are scare of the return of the Palestinian refugee and what it would do to its Jewish land.The only difference is the the Palestinians have more than a spiritial claim, they actually have a physical one.