Simchat Torah
The joy of Torah
joyous respite for eyes and minds endlessly

diving into words and deciphering their meanings.
The annual dance of Torah
stirring the heart and the feet to rapture.
Eitz chayyim hi
la-machazikim bah

(‘She is a tree of life
to those who hold fast to Her’).
Clasped in loving embrace
the sacred letters dancing

from devotion to ecstasy
whirling into new life with every step.

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah