Simchas Torah

noun

Sim·​chas To·​rah ˌsim-ḵəs-ˈtȯr-ə How to pronounce Simchas Torah (audio)
: a Jewish holiday observed on the 23rd of Tishri in celebration of the completion of the annual reading of the Torah

Examples of Simchas Torah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cuomo’s announcement came just four days before the Oct. 10 start of the Jewish holiday of Simchas Torah, a festival marked by hundreds dancing in the streets. Henry Goldman, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Hebrew śimḥath tōrāh rejoicing of the Torah

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Simchas Torah was in 1733

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“Simchas Torah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simchas%20Torah. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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Simchas Torah

noun
Sim·​chas To·​rah ˌsim-ḵə-ˈstōr-ə How to pronounce Simchas Torah (audio)
-ˈstȯr-
: a Jewish holiday observed in October or November in celebration of the completion of the annual reading of the Torah
Etymology

from Hebrew śimḥath tōrāh "rejoicing of the Torah"

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