A Sweet Apple Roll to Celebrate the Rolling Out of the Torah

Apple strudel is the perfect treat for Simchat Torah, since filled food resembles the Torah scroll: covered on the outside and the essence is inside.

My grandfather, Avraham Shraga, was born on Simchat Torah, a fact that earned him the honorable status of a permanent Chatan Bereshit, “Genesis bridegroom”, the reader of the opening Aliya in the book of Genesis, the first Aliya of the new year. And for free!