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Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

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Date(s) - 24/10/2016
All Day

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22nd Tishri 5777

Torah Readings

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 – The death of Moses
Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Creation

Haftarah Reading

Joshua 1:1-9 – The succession of Joshua

Shemini Atzeret is the eight day of completion, and marks the conclusion of Succot. Simchat Torah is a separate festival, which was not known in Biblical times, and in Israel and worldwide in Progressive communities, it is celebrated, together with Shemini Atzeret, on the 8th day. Orthodox and Masorti Diaspora communities observe Simchat Torah on the 9th day.

The readings are taken from the official luach prepared by the Assembly of Reform Rabbis UK. Please note that the English text of these Torah portions is taken from the 1917 JPS translation and may differ from translations used in our communities. Occasionally alternative portions may be read, please contact your synagogue or rabbi to confirm the exact readings.

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