Friday September 25, 2020

Simchat Torah 2008

Children reading the scrolls.
October 2008
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa

Columbus Day
Monday October 13
-11 years, -11 months, -12 days
or -4365 days


Simchat Torah
Wednesday October 22
-11 years, -11 months, -3 days
or -4356 days


Halloween Day
Friday October 31
-11 years, -10 months, -25 days
or -4347 days

Simchat Torah for the year 2008 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Tuesday, October 21st ending at sundown on Wednesday, October 22nd.

Simchat Torah which means rejoicing with the Torah on the Hebrew calendar falls on 22 Tishrei (Israel) and 23 Tishrei (outside Israel). In Israel many will celebrate both Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day which happens to follow directly after the seven day holiday of Sukkot. Outside Israel many Jews will celebrate Simchat Torah the day after Shemini Atzeret is celebrated thus celebrated on 23 Tishrei.

Why do Jewish holidays start at nighttime?

According to the Torah, the story of creation in Genesis says “And it was evening, and it was morning day one”, “And it was evening, and it was morning; the second day”, thus night comes before day. So for the Jewish calendar all days begin at nightfall and end the next day at nightfall including holidays.

Days to the start of Simchat Torah 2008

Wednesday, October 22nd is day number 296 of the 2008 calendar year with -11 years, -11 months, -3 days until Simchat Torah 2008.

Simchat Torah
Name(s):Simchat Torah, Simhat Torah, Simchas Torah, Rejoicing with the Torah
Type:Observance, Jewish
When:22nd of Tishrei(Isreal) 23rd Tishrei(outside Isreal) in Hebrew Calendar

Dates for Simchat Torah

HolidayDateDays to Go
Simchat Torah 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -339
Simchat Torah 2020 Sunday, October 11, 2020 16
Simchat Torah 2021 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 369
Simchat Torah 2022 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 753
Simchat Torah 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 1107
Simchat Torah 2024 Friday, October 25, 2024 1491