Simchat Torah


The logo of School of Leo is a scroll with the Hebrew words שִֹמְחַת תוֹרָה (pronounced: Simchat Torah).

The Scroll

The scroll stands for the Torah, the five books of Moses. It is the five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) that Moses ‘off own hands’ of YHWH (God) itself has received (Deuteronomy 31:24). It is my belief that the Torah is the guide of the other 61 books of the Old and New Testament. In other words, the prophets and the scriptures in the Old Testament and the Gospels and the letters in the New Testament can only be understood in the light of the Torah.

שִֹמְחַת תוֹרָה (Simchat Torah)

Simchat Torah is a Jewish feast which celebrate that the Jewish people possess the Torah and read it on this day after a year. Simchat Torah means: the joy of the law.

The reason that I have chosen for the Hebrew words Simchat Torah is threefold.

  1. When you discovered the riches of God’s Word (and in particular the first five books of Moses), then brings this in your heart. Joy about the Creator of heaven and earth, the God of Israel, who revealed himself as YHWH (Jaweh), the I AM WHO I AM.
  2. I believe that Jesus, the Word that became flesh, is the Living Torah, who brought, bring and shall bring true joy in the lives of people who recognize Him as the Son of God, the promised Messiah (Messiach), the king of Israel. And therewith is He the Simchat Torah.
  3. The purpose of my website is to bring the joy for God’s Word (Torah) to the readers, by writing articles about God’s Word from Jewish/Christian perspective. And through this way to show that knowing the Torah is essential to understand the Bible fully.
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