Simhat Torah


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Noun1.Simhat Torah - (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 TorahSimhat Torah - (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
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
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Gaza, Oct.23 (Petra) -- Israeli occupation authorities early Sunday imposed a full two-day closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the occasion of the "Simhat Torah" holiday.
Once on the holiday of Simhat Torah, the disciples of the Baal Shem Toy were at his home dancing and drinking.
One is reminded of the question--said to have been asked of one of the Hasidic teachers--as to why the calendar has a gap of several months between the festival of Shavu'ot, when the Torah was given, and Simhat Torah, when it is celebrated.
Acculturating into the host society, the Jews of Cochin incorporated Brahmin ascetic practices into their preparations for and observance of Passover, and they integrated symbols of maharajah nobility into their celebration of Simhat Torah.
Simhat Torah, known as "Rejoicing in the Torah," is a lively celebration in which the Torah is paraded around the synagogue seven times.
A friend of his had encountered it in a prayer book for Sukkot and Simhat Torah. The first verse is, "A day of light for Israel--a cursed day for Ishmael." "Israel" means the Jews, "Ishmael" either Arabs or Muslims.