Simchat Torah 1988 / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה 5749

Day of Celebrating the Torah ✡️

Simchat Torah for Hebrew Year 5749 began on and ended 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 1985 23 Tishrei 5746
Simchat Torah 1986 23 Tishrei 5747
Simchat Torah 1987 23 Tishrei 5748
Simchat Torah 1988 23 Tishrei 5749
Simchat Torah 1989 23 Tishrei 5750
Simchat Torah 1990 23 Tishrei 5751
Simchat Torah 1991 23 Tishrei 5752
Simchat Torah 1992 23 Tishrei 5753

Tanakh

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
Sefaria Tanakh
Sefaria.org
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Simchat Torah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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