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Simchat Torah / ערב שמחת תורה

Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., "Rejoicing with/of the Torah,") is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret ("Eighth Day of Assembly"), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Mon, 01 October 2018.

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List of Dates

Simchat Torah begins on:

Erev Simchat Torah - ערב שמחת תורה

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 33:1 - 33:26

1: Deuteronomy 33:1-7
2: Deuteronomy 33:8-12
3: Deuteronomy 33:13-17
4: Deuteronomy 33:18-21
5: Deuteronomy 33:22-26

Simchat Torah - שמחת תורה

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 33:1 - 34:12; Genesis 1:1 - 2:3; Numbers 29:35 - 30:1

1: Deuteronomy 33:1-7
2: Deuteronomy 33:8-12
3: Deuteronomy 33:13-17
4: Deuteronomy 33:18-21
5: Deuteronomy 33:22-26
6: Deuteronomy 33:27-34:12
7: Genesis 1:1-2:3
maf: Numbers 29:35-30:1 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Joshua 1:1 - 1:18

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanach
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Simchat Torah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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