Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 19 (sundown) - 21, 2011

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a Hebrew term - "rejoicing with or of the Torah".

It is one of the happiest days in the Jewish calendar and is marked

with festivities in synagogue that include singing and dancing.

The Torah - The Books - The Journey of Humanity

Names of the first 5 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

According to Jewish tradition the Torah was revealed to Moses, in 1312 BCE at Mount Sinai. The Zohar, the most significant text in Jewish mysticism, states that the Torah was created prior to the creation of the world, and that it was used as the blueprint for Creation. Outside of its central significance in Judaism, the Torah is accepted by Christianity as part of the Christian Bible, comprising the first five books of the Old Testament. It is also accepted in the religion of Islam as a Holy Book, although it is believed by Muslims to have been modified or corrupted after the death of Moses.

The breastplate of the Sphinx

Dual Lions - also pictured on the torah image

This story, set in the duality of time, was created by the Lion.