Simchas torah

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Simchath Torah, Simhath Torah or Simchas Torah (simˈxɑt tɔrˈɑː, ˈsimxɑs ˈtɑʊrɔ, simˈxɑt tɔrˈɑː, ˈsimxɑs ˈtɑʊrɔ, simˈxɑt tɔrˈɑː, ˈsimxɑs ˈtɑʊrɔ)
 
n
a Jewish festival celebrated immediately after Sukkoth on Tishri 23 (in Israel, Tishri 22) to mark the completion of the annual cycle of Torah readings and its immediate recommencement
 
[from Hebrew śimhath tōrāh, literally: celebration of the Torah]
 
Simhath Torah, Simhath Torah or Simchas Torah
 
n
 
[from Hebrew śimhath tōrāh, literally: celebration of the Torah]
 
Simchas Torah, Simhath Torah or Simchas Torah
 
n
 
[from Hebrew śimhath tōrāh, literally: celebration of the Torah]

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simchas torah

noun
(Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah [syn: Shimchath Torah
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