Letter: Let’s find joy next Simchat Torah

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Letter: Let’s find joy next Simchat Torah

The horrific attacks on Oct. 7 have indeed changed much about our sense of security in today’s America (Re: “Oct. 7 changed everything regarding the security of American Jews,” Feb. 29, Jewish Journal). One important thing we should remember is that Oct. 7 wasn’t just a day on the calendar. These attacks happened on the joyous festival of Simchat Torah.

As we continue to mourn the deaths and destruction from that day, we should not let this take away from the festive nature of Simchat Torah. I look forward to the next Simchat Torah on Oct. 24 and 25. We will be celebrating the giving of the Torah as we do every year, though this year with additional security.

Edwin Andrews, Malden

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