All teachings and interpretive scripture translations by Rabbi Yael Levy.
The festival of Simchat Torah (the “Joy of Torah”), which falls on this Thursday evening and Friday, urges us to celebrate the wisdom we have gathered, to notice all we have learned this past year and to raise it up with song and dance.
We call on the heavens and the earth.
We call on each other, sacred companions on the journey,
And we ask for help and we ask for guidance.
A Song of Ascents:
Out of the depths I call to you, Infinite One.
Please, listen to my voice.
To the beloved,
I thank you with all my heart,
I sing to you among Divine beings.
To you, Source of All, I lift my soul.
In You I trust.