Pronunciation: (sim'khäs tôr'u, tōr'u; Seph. Heb.sēm-khät' tô-rä'; Ashk. Heb.sim'khäs tō'ru, toi'ru, -khus), [key]
a Jewish festival, celebrated on the 23rd day of Tishri, being the 9th day of Sukkoth, that marks the completion of the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah in the synagogue and the beginning of the new cycle. Also,Sim'hat To'rah,Simchath Torah,Simchat Torah.
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