Grab your dancing shoes for Simchat Torah

Hefsiba "Jen" Cohen
Hefsiba “Jen” Cohen Special to Valley News One of my fondest memories is the time I twirled the evening away with my favorite dance partner. We were in a festive dance procession, and my dance partner was regally dressed in embroidered velvet, boasting a vintage silver pendant and a filigree crown bedecked with bells that tinkled gently with each movement. While I am not a very good dancer, no toes were stepped on because my partner was actually a sacred antique scroll, and the night was Simchat Torah. It was like dancing with a sovereign. Singing voices and the noise of celebration around me seemed to fade away as I closed my eyes and embraced the precious scroll, an armful of parchment and fabric warmed by those who held it before me. I remember how it felt both heavy and li
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