Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah 2017

SHEMINI ATZERET begins tonight at sundown. In Israel, this is also the holiday of Simchat Torah (Simhat Torah). Outside of Israel, the latter holiday begins tomorrow at sundown. Best wishes to all those celebrating!

The biblical and other background is noted here. And there's more on the term ‘atseret here.

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