Another Jewish Holiday!


Guess what? It’s yet another Jewish holiday, which means that we have yet another vacation. This go around it’s Simchat Torah and something called Shemini Atzeret. The former involves celebrating the Torah and usually some raucous drinking and dancing. The latter I’m still not sure about.

For those of you in the New York City area, there are few fun things worth checking out in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

And if you feel like getting crafty on Simchat Torah, try making  flags and caramel apples. These have both become somewhat of a tradition on the holiday.

And we have a few tips on books and music.

Have fun.

See you Monday!

Deborah Kolben

Deborah Kolben is Editorial Director/Founding Editor of Kveller. She formerly covered education, crime, and real estate at the New York Daily News and The New York Sun before becoming  the city editor of The New York Sun and the managing editor of  the Village Voice.  She has also written for The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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