or Sim·hat To·rah, Sim·chath To·rah, Sim·chat To·rah
[sim-khahs tawr-uh, tohr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew seem-khaht taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew sim-khahs toh-ruh, toi-ruh, -khuh s]
- 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.
Origin of Simhath Torah
From the Hebrew word śimḥath tōrāh literally, rejoicing of the Law
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