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Category: Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

Beginning the Torah Cycle Anew

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on October 1, 2015

Simchat Torah is the second day of Shmini Atzeret. Indeed, in Israel the two are celebrated on the same day. In some Sefardic and Chassidic communities, the themes are also merged to a certain degree. For example, some shuls do hakafoton the night of Shmini Atzeret and on Simchat Torah.…