Shemini Atzeret 2017 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, October 11
and ends in the evening of Friday, October 13
Shmini Atzeret 2017 at Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar
For over 15 years, Talia’s Steakhouse and Bar has been offering prepaid Shemini Atzeret delicious lunch and dinner. Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar, the premier Glatt Kosher restaurant located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC, is offering pre-paid, prix fixe Glatt Kosher Shemini Atzeret menu options: $39, $43 and $58 – all inclusive (plus sales tax). The energy, romantic ambiance, and Glatt Kosher gourmet cuisine at Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar make it the ideal spot to celebrate Shemini Atzeret. It is non-communal dinner with private tables for you and your family and friends.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy Yom Tov meals under the sky at Talia’s outdoor cafe, weather permitting.
Since Jewish law allows cooking on Yom Tov, which doesn’t fall on Shabbat, you can indulge in a sizzling steak right off the grill while sipping mixed drinks from Talia’s full bar such as vodka cranberry, apple or chocolate martinis, cosmopolitans, etc. Shemini Atzeret dinner includes challah roll, apple and honey, wine for kiddush and unlimited soda, coffee or tea.
Shemini Atzeret Dinner Menu – October 11th:
Shemini Atzeret – Simchat Torah – Lunch Menu – October 12th:
Friday Night Shabbat Dinner Menu – October 13th:
Saturday – October 14th- Lunch – Closed
Saturday Night Dinner with Live Music – October 14th – Shabbat ends at 6:57pm.
Talia’s Bar will be open about 30 min after Shabbat.
Talia’s will serve dinner at about 1 hour after Shabbat
Menus subject to change without notice. Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received. Call 212-580-3770 to make a reservation and provide a credit card as well as entree choices. We will accept a maximum of three credit cards if you would like to split your reservation with your table.
Since Jewish law forbids the distribution of money on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, gratuity is banned. Talia’s Steakhouse’s catering servers are fully compensated for such religious events and/or for all on and off-premises catering, banquets, special prix fixe functions and package deals. Prices charged are all inclusive and no part of the price is purported to be a gratuity. Only sales tax shall be added to the bill.
Please note that any cancellation for a prepaid meal must be made at least 24 hours before the start of Shabbat or Jewish holidays to obtain a full refund. You shall not be entitled to any form of any refund or credit if you made cancellations at a later time, whether due to a change in plans, illness, act of God, etc.
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What is Shmini Atzeret?
Shemini Atzeret, meaning “the eighth day of assembly,” is a Biblical Jewish holiday that follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is written: “On the eighth day you should hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupation” (Numbers 29:35).
Shemini Atzeret marks the beginning of the rainy season following the harvest in Israel. The prayer for rain, Tefilat Geshem, is the only ritual that is unique to Shemini Atzeret.
In ancient times, an offering was brought to the Temple in Jerusalem on Shemini Atzeret. But once the Temple was destroyed, the only Shemini Atzeret ritual that remained was the liturgy requesting rain for a plentiful year.
After the prayer for rain is recited on Shemini Atzeret, the phrase Masheev HaRuach U-Moreed HaGeshem (He causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall) is inserted into the Amidah prayer until Passover. Ashkenazi Jews recite the Memorial Prayer, Yizkor, on Shemini Atzeret. Even though Shemini Atzeret immediately follows the festival of Sukkot, it is a totally separate holiday. A new Shehechiyanu blessing is recited.
And if one sits in the Sukkah on Shemini Atzeret, the prayer recited for sitting in the Sukkah is not recited. Since the completion of the annual cycle of Torah readings occurred around the time of Shemini Atzeret, a rabbinical tradition developed in the Middle Ages to celebrate the Torah on Shemini Atzeret.
This celebration came to be known as Simchat Torah.
Simchat Torah celebrates – with joyful processions, singing and dancing – the ending of one cycle of Torah reading and the beginning of a new cycle. Today in the Diaspora, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the second day of Shemini Atzeret.
It is common for Jews in the Diaspora to refer to the first day as Shemini Atzeret and to the second day as Simchat Torah. In Israel, Simchat Torah is celebrated on the first and only day of Shemini Atzeret. The holiday is referred to as both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. To learn more about Shemini Atzeret Click HERE or HERE