I can’t really remember what happened at the end of the Holidays. It doesn’t have to do with alcohol — although Rabbi Shemtov did force some of that down me — rather, it’s because some overly zealous dancing male Jew whacked me on the head with the metal top part that encases the Torah. I was told this is a blessing. Questionable.
But I do remember hearing great things about the events and huge Simchat Torah crowds at Adas Israel, Sixth & I, and The Shul.
Special thanks to our DC neighbors for putting up with our Jewish antics — I know that if people in my neighborhood would have gone into the streets and danced wildly, chanted to God, talked about reaching a higher spiritual plane, and waved holy texts in the air, I would have called the police or the Department of Homeland Security.
So since I can’t provide you with a written report, here’s some pictures from Sixth & I Simchat Torah and some from The Shul’s Sushi in the Sukkah. If you have other pictures (Adas Israel Simchat Torah anyone? Please send them my way):
The Shul’s Sushi in the Sukkah