Simchas Torah

Sim·​chas To·​rah | \ ˌsim-ḵəs-ˈtȯr-ə How to pronounce Simchas Torah (audio) \

Definition of Simchas Torah

: a Jewish holiday observed on the 23rd of Tishri in celebration of the completion of the annual reading of the Torah

First Known Use of Simchas Torah

1733, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Simchas Torah

Hebrew śimḥath tōrāh rejoicing of the Torah

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The first known use of Simchas Torah was in 1733

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“Simchas Torah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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