Definition of Simchat torah
1. Noun. (Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah.
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Jewish Holy Day
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Literary usage of Simchat torah
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Path of Kabbalah by Michael Laitman, Rav Michael Laitman Phd (2005)
"simchat torah, however, is the permeation of the Light of the Torah, meaning the Light of Zeir Anpin into Malchut and their complete unification. ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1902)
"... its refinements of Rabbinical law, un- affrighted by Copernican astronomy, and its wonderful procession of feast-days and fast-days—simchat torah, ..."
3. Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History by James Picciotto (1875)
"... that even in comparatively modern times it was occasionally followed in German congregations when the bridegroom went to the law on simchat torah—on the ..."
4. Finding Common Ground: A First Amendment Guide to Religion & Public Educationedited by Charles Haynes edited by Charles Haynes (1997)
"... Sukkot ; Shemini Atzeret; simchat torah; Hanukah; Purim; Passover (first two and last two days of eight) ..."
5. Year Book of the Central Conference of American Rabbis by Central Conference of American Rabbis (1901)
""Mitzvas," special privileged functions in connection with the service, were sold by auction, while on simchat torah there was presented nothing less than ..."
6. Wake Up the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2002)
"... is Shemini Atzeret, a one-day solemn gathering, which is followed by Simchat Torah on Tishrei 23, which is the day for rejoicing in the giving of Torah. ..."