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  • n. (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


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  • As far as I'm concerned, being able to call a three-digit number and discover whether it's Simchas Torah, Asian Lunar New Year or Veterans Day and then roll over and go back to sleep is reason enough to give Michael Bloomberg a fourth term.

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  • Another reason to attend tonight: a possible hopefully! mashup of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" with his "What the Hell is Simchas Torah?"

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  • And we found ourselves there on Simchas Torah, when the Hasidic types who lived in the brick single-family homes across the street danced with the Torah.

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  • "Our b'chor won Chosson Bereishis on Simchas Torah at his Yeshiva Gedola by pledging to learn two thousand blatt."

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  • They celebrate their Simchos, work together in all means of Chesed and a Gmach and had a Tisch on one Shabbos while we were there for the Chasan Torah and Chasan Breishis for the past Simchas Torah with nosh, etc and Divrei Torah.

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  • During Sivan, the light of the Torah was revealed to us on Har Sinai, in Shevat Moshe expounded the Torah to us in the wilderness, and in Tishrei we celebrate Simchas Torah, having completed another year-long cycle of weekly Torah portions.


  • Later that year, 23-year-old Aaron Schwartz was walking toward the Hillel building as part of an obviously Jewish group celebrating the annual holiday Simchas Torah.

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  • In addition, one senior unnamed officer in the northern district quoted by the daily Yisrael HaYom stated that Simchas Torah will be the real test.


  • They hoped to mark Simchas Torah in their tradition known as 'menora,' taking the sifrei torah and placing them on the bima, which is specially decorated for the occasion.


  • When congregants arrived at the Central Shul in Moshav Nevatim to celebrate Simchas Torah they were shocked to learn that the crowns, ornaments and covers for the sifrei Torah were stolen.



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