Simhath Torah


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Sim•hath

(or Sim•chath) To•rah

(ˈsɪm xɑsˈtɔr ə, ˈtoʊr ə; Heb. simˈxɑt tɔˈrɑ)
n.
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.
[< Hebrew śimḥath tōrāh literally, rejoicing of the Law]
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Noun1.Simhath 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 TorahSimhath 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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Simhath Torah celebrates the continuous cycle related to the study of the law and, by extension, the importance of study in general.