Parshat Vezot Ha’Bracha From West Coast NCSY 

Posted on July 15, 2008

Most people are taught that Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are the most important holiday of Judaism. While this is true to a certain extent, Simchas Torah is also important. I can quote my father who relates this problem to the William Tell Overture. The beginning of the song is long, serious and slow  (like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah). If you leave during the beginning of the song, you miss out on the best part: the ending; the fast, exciting, thrilling part of the song. So too with Simchas Torah. Don?t just go to services on Yom Kippur -enjoy the holiday of Simchas Torah. It is said that Hashem has invited us to his party for seven days, Sukkot. Now, He wants us to stay at the party a while longer, so the fun can begin, Simchas Torah!