To kiss is to express intimacy; to dance is to fill space with movement, with passion and joy. In small and large ways, to kiss and to dance are ways to express love and devotion, two sentiments at the heart of the Simchat Torah celebration. But wait...we are not done. It is not a completion we celebrate but rather a declaration of an unending devotion and love. We no sooner complete the last of V'Zot HaBracha than we begin anew with Bereishit. But why? There is another reason we do not take a break; we do not want the Satan to be able to falsely accuse Klal Yisrael of believing that they are finished and done...
- Aish Kodesh (11) - Shemini Atzeres and Bereishis [Part II] - Between the Written and Spoken Word: The Futuristic Vision of the Prophets