simhat torah

Simhath Torah

[sim-khahs tawr-uh, tohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew seem-khaht taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew sim-khahs toh-ruh, toi-ruh, -khuhs]
noun
a Jewish festival, celebrated on the 23rd day of Tishri, being the 9th day of Sukkoth, that marks the completion of the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah in the synagogue and the beginning of the new cycle.
Also, Simhat Torah, Simchath Torah, Simchat Torah.


Origin:
< Hebrew śimḥath tōrāh literally, rejoicing of the Law

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simhat 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
simhath 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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