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Atzeret – Simchat Torah (Conclusion – Joy Of The Torah)

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Simchat Torah, Hebrew for "rejoicing in the law," comes at the conclusion of Sukkot. It celebrates the completion of the annual reading of the Torah following the traditional cycle of prescribed readings used in synagogues around the world. The holiday is a joyous festival in traditional Judaism, in which the Jewish People affirm their view of the Torah as a tree of life and demonstrate a living example of never-ending, lifelong study.

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Rejoicing in the Word of God: Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah means “joy of the Torah.” Week after week throughout the year, Jewish people the world over are reading the “parasha”, the weekly ...

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