Simchat Torah 2016 / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה 5777

Simchat Torah (Day of Celebrating the Torah) for Hebrew Year 5777 began on and ended on .

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 2013 23 Tishrei 5774
Simchat Torah 2014 23 Tishrei 5775
Simchat Torah 2015 23 Tishrei 5776
Simchat Torah 2016 23 Tishrei 5777
Simchat Torah 2017 23 Tishrei 5778
Simchat Torah 2018 23 Tishrei 5779
Simchat Torah 2019 23 Tishrei 5780
Simchat Torah 2020 23 Tishrei 5781
Simchat Torah 2021 23 Tishrei 5782
Simchat Torah 2022 23 Tishrei 5783


Simchat Torah / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

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

Haftarah: Joshua 1:1 - 1:18


The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary (paid link)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Sefaria Tanakh
Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (paid link)
Jewish Publication Society
"Simchat Torah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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