Simchat Torah [sēm-ᴋʜätˈ tô-räˈ]
also Sim·chas To·rah [sĭmˈᴋʜəs tôrˈə, tōrˈə]
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also Sim·chas To·rah noun Judaism
A festival celebrating the Law of Moses and the completion of the year's cycle and subsequent new beginning, observed on the 22nd or 23rd day of Tishri.
Origin: Hebrew śimḥat tôrâ, rejoicing in the Torah, Simchat Torah : śimḥâ, joy (from śāmēaḥ, to rejoice; see śmḫ in Semitic roots) + tôrâ, torah; see Torah .