(lit., "the rejoicing of the Torah"): the final day (in Eretz Yisrael, the eighth day; in the diaspora, the ninth) of the festival of Sukkos on which the annual cycle of Torah readings is completed; this event is celebrated with exuberant rejoicing
(lit., "the rejoicing of the Torah"): a day appended to the festival of *Sukkos (in *Eretz Yisrael, the eighth day; in the Diaspora, the ninth), on which the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings is completed, and celebrated exuberantly
A holiday when Jews rejoice with the Torah Sofer: Scribe
It is a custom to read the Torah scrolls in an annual cycle. The weekly portions are arranged so that the final portion of the Torah (Deuteronomy 33 and 34) is left to be completed on this day. On the eve of Simchas Torah and during the day all the scrolls are taken from the Ark of the Covenant and carried in procession 7 times around the synagogue, accompanied by singing and dancing and general merriment.
The Festival of Rejoicing with the Torah, celebrated on the 23rd of Tishrei.
(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
lit., `the Rejoicing of the Torah': Festival immediately following Sukkos, on which the public reading of the Torah is annually concluded and recommenced; in Eretz Yisrael coincides with Shemini Atzeres, and in the Diaspora falls on the following day.
the festival immediately following Shemini Atzeres, on which the reading of the Torah is completed and begun anew. This joyous holiday is traditionally celebrated with singing and dancing around the synagogue with the Torah.