Simchath Torah

or Sim·chat To·rah

[ sim-khahs -tawr-uh, tohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew seem-khaht taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew sim-khahs -toh-ruh, toi-ruh, -khuhs ]
/ ˈsɪm xɑs ˈtɔr ə, ˈtoʊr ə; Sephardic Hebrew simˈxɑt tɔˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsɪm xɑs ˈtoʊ rə, ˈtɔɪ rə, -xəs /

noun

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Simchath Torah

Simhath Torah or Simchas Torah

/ (simˈxɑt tɔrˈɑː, ˈsimxɑs ˈtɑʊrɔ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Simchath Torah

from Hebrew śimhath tōrāh, literally: celebration of the Torah
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