Shmini Atzeret / שמיני עצרת ; Simchat Torah / ערב שמחת תורה


Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – “the Eighth [day] of Assembly”) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably.

Shmini Atzeret begins at sundown on Sun, 04 October 2015. To learn more about the prayer for latter day rain and the eighth day of assembly. Log on to the below website.


Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,”) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Mon, 05 October 2015. to learn more about the celebration of the Torah and the rejoicing of the Torah. Please log on to the below website.

blessings to you during the Feast Days – ברכה לך במהלך ימי החג

Robert Jackson = רוברט ג’קסון

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One thought on “Shmini Atzeret / שמיני עצרת ; Simchat Torah / ערב שמחת תורה

  1. roberay60 says:

    Reblogged this on roberay60 and commented:

    The season of our joy

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