SIMCHAT TORAH Dancing with the Torah

The hallmark of a loving marriage is each partner’s readiness to do the will of the other. If one partner expresses a desire for something, the other will do everything in his or her power to bring about its fulfillment.A greater love is demonstrated when each partner also strives to fulfill the implied will of the other. To the truly devoted spouse, it makes no difference if a desire has been explicitly expressed or merely hinted at—he or she will carry it out with the same devotion and commitment to the loved one’s gratification.Finally, there are those very special marriages in which there is no need for even the merest of allusions. So deep is the bond between husband and wife that each intuitively knows what the other wants of him or her. Indeed, when two people love each other to such a degree, there is no greater joy than that experienced when one has succeeded in sensing and satisfying the other’s desire all on one’s own:

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3 Responses to SIMCHAT TORAH Dancing with the Torah

  1. On the fifteenth of this [seventh] month shall be the festival of Sukkot to G-d for seven days. On the first day is a holy convocation. …The eighth day is a sacred holiday to you….(Lev. 23:34-36):

  2. The main concept of Simchat Torah is simcha, or joy, as is indicated by the name of the holiday. It is from this special day that we derive all our happiness for the entire year. While it is true that all holidays, to some extent, are associated with simcha, especially Sukkot, which is called “the time of our joy”, Simchat Torah brings an aspect of simcha which is greater than that of other holidays and is the culmination of the simcha of Sukkot:

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