Simchat Torah 2039 / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה 5800

Day of Celebrating the Torah ✡️

Simchat Torah for Hebrew Year 5800 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 2036 23 Tishrei 5797
Simchat Torah 2037 23 Tishrei 5798
Simchat Torah 2038 23 Tishrei 5799
Simchat Torah 2039 23 Tishrei 5800
Simchat Torah 2040 23 Tishrei 5801
Simchat Torah 2041 23 Tishrei 5802
Simchat Torah 2042 23 Tishrei 5803
Simchat Torah 2043 23 Tishrei 5804

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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