Simchat Torah / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

Day of Celebrating the Torah ✡️

Simchat Torah for Hebrew Year 5785 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall on .

Prayer shawl (tallit) with Torah scroll in a synagogue

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).

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Dates for Simchat Torah

HolidayStartsEndsHebrew Date
Simchat Torah 2021 23 Tishrei 5782
Simchat Torah 2022 23 Tishrei 5783
Simchat Torah 2023 23 Tishrei 5784
Simchat Torah 2024 23 Tishrei 5785
Simchat Torah 2025 23 Tishrei 5786
Simchat Torah 2026 23 Tishrei 5787
Simchat Torah 2027 23 Tishrei 5788
Simchat Torah 2028 23 Tishrei 5789

Tanakh

Erev Simchat Torah / עֶרֶב שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 33:1-17

  1. 1: Deuteronomy 33:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Deuteronomy 33:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Deuteronomy 33:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

Simchat Torah / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

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

  1. 1: Deuteronomy 33:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: Deuteronomy 33:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: Deuteronomy 33:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: Deuteronomy 33:18-21 · 4 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: Deuteronomy 33:22-26 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: Deuteronomy 33:27-34:12 · 15 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: Genesis 1:1-2:3 · 34 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: Numbers 29:35-30:1 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Joshua 1:1-18 · 18 p’sukim

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
“Simchat Torah” in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
Books (paid links)
The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary

The Jewish Holidays
by Michael Strassfeld

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