After the Holidays

Sunday night (Saturday night for Israeli and Reform Jews), we will be starting a very busy time on the Jewish calendar known as “After the Holidays.”
The holiday season kicks off with Rosh Hashannah, continues with Yom Kippur and Sukkot, and wraps up this weekend with Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
As I share with you every year, Simchat Torah is my favorite synagogue holiday and, as always, I encourage everyone to go to synagogue, especially with your children.
But it’s been a long and hectic month, with new projects put on hold while we’ve worked shortened weeks, cooked, eaten, fasted, celebrated, built sukkahs, prayed, danced, atoned, etc.
And now, I have a long list of “give-me-a-call-after-the-holidays” people to get back to, starting on Monday. Actually, Tuesday—I have to get the sukkah back in the garage on Monday.