Read it: Memories from Russia… (simches 2)

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Here comes a beautiful article about memories from a Russian Jew – very much connected with the upcoming holiday of ours “Simchat Tora”, Joy of the Law” or “for the Law”. Yeah, Jews love (or were made to love) the law and I love posting about Jewish life. So enjoy this article with me:

I know I shouldn’t say this, but I used to feel that the Tishrei holiday schedule was rather grueling. Every time you turned around, there was more cooking, more cleaning, more guests, more services, more Shabbos, more Yom Tov. It was exhausting. As a mother of young children with a full time job, I would look forward to Simchat Torah for its signal of the end of the seemingly interminable holiday season.
Then I discovered something that forever changed the way I approach the holiday.

I was born in Minsk in the former Soviet Union. My family, like so many others, immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s…More…

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