Simchat Torah literally means Rejoicing with the Torah. This holiday follows Shemini Atzeret. Some consider Simchat Torah the second day of Shemini Atzeret, while others consider Simchat Torah a unique holiday in-itself.
During Simchat Torah, the last section of Deuteronomy and the first section of Genesis are read in the synagogue. This completes the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Sometimes, there is dancing and singing as all of the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.
|Year||Starts on Sunset on||Ends at Sunset on|
|2013||Thursday, September 26th||Friday, September 27th|
|2014||Thursday, October 16th||Friday, October 17th.|
|2015||Monday, October 5th||Tuesday, October 6th|
|2016||Monday, October 24th||Tuesday, October 25th|
|2017||Thursday, October 12th||Friday, October 13th.|
|2018||Monday, October 1st||Tuesday, October 2nd|
|2019||Monday, October 21st||Tuesday, October 22nd|
|2020||Saturday, October 10th||Sunday, October 11th|
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