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Kveller’s Tips for a Fun Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

caramel apples

You might be thinking, “What the hell is Shemini Atzeret?” Well, the good thing is: No one exactly knows, or can agree, on what this holiday is officially all about. Luckily, as Carla Naumburg shared with us, it’s basically a holiday to relax from all these other holidays. So that’s comforting.

Simchat Torah, on the other hand, is pretty easy to understand–and fun! It concludes the annual reading cycle of the Torah. And, you’re gonna love this, to celebrate, there’s a lot of drinking and dancing for adults and flag-making for kids. What’s not to love?

As usual, we’ve got your back–we put together a list of some of our favorite recipes, activities, and inspirational posts to help you have an amazing time:

Menu Ideas

Caramel Apples for Simchat Torah

19 Recipes to Make with All Those F-ing Apples You Picked

Cheesy Garlic and Herb Pull-Apart Challah

Inspiration

In Which I Finally Figure Out What Shemini Atzeret Is

Simchat Torah Basics

Simchat Torah Doesn’t Have to Be a ‘Men’s Holiday’

Celebrating Simchat Torah in a Closet in Taipei

When People Leave Before the Memorial Prayer, What Message Are We Sending to Mourners?

Mayim Bialik: This Is the Torah

Stuff to Do

Simchat Torah Edible Craft

Simchat Torah Flags

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