Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת - "the Eighth [day] of Assembly") is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably.

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List of Dates

Shmini Atzeret begins in the Diaspora on:

Shmini Atzeret - שמיני עצרת

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17 & Numbers 29:35 - 30:1

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29
2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18
3: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:3
4: Deuteronomy 16:4-8
5: Deuteronomy 16:9-17
maf: Numbers 29:35-30:1 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Kings 8:54 - 8:66

Shmini Atzeret (on Shabbat)

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17 & Numbers 29:35 - 30:1

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29
2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18
3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23
4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3
5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8
6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12
7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17
maf: Numbers 29:35-30:1 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Kings 8:54 - 8:66

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Hebrew - English Bible
Mechon Mamre
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures
Jewish Publication Society
"Shemini Atzeret" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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