Simchat-torah meaning

sĭm'KHəs tôr'ə
A festival celebrating the completion and subsequent new beginning of the cycle of liturgical readings from the Torah, observed on the 22nd or 23rd day of Tishri.
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Origin of simchat-torah

  • Hebrew śimḥat tôrâ rejoicing in the Torah, Simchat Torah śimḥâ joy (from śāmēaḥ to rejoice śmḫ in Semitic roots) tôrâ Torah Torah
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition