Simchat Torah (begins at sundown – Jewish)
The final day of the holiday of Sukkot, Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday, which translates literally to the Joy of the Torah. The holiday marks the end of the annual cycle of reading the Jewish Bible and the beginning of the new cycle. In Israel, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated simultaneously.
Archive for September, 2010
Shemini Atzeret (began last night at sundown – Jewish)
Literally translated as the “eighth day of the assembly”, this Jewish holiday marks the ending of the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot.
More info: Sukkot on the Net: Shemini Atzeret
BTW – Tonight at sundown begins the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.
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On the last Sunday in September, America honors its bereaved mothers in a very special Mother’s Day.
More info: Mother’s Day on the Net: Gold Star Mother’s Day
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