Simchat Torah / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

Simchat Torah (Day of Celebrating the Torah) for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on and ends at nightfall 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 2019 23 Tishrei 5780
Simchat Torah 2020 23 Tishrei 5781
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
Simchat Torah 2029 23 Tishrei 5790


Erev Simchat Torah / עֶרֶב שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 33:1-33:26

Simchat Torah / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה

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

Haftarah: Joshua 1:1 - 1:18 (18 p'sukim)


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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