Monday December 16, 2019

Simchat Torah 2019


Children reading the scrolls.
October 2019
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Columbus Day
Monday October 14
-2 months, -2 days
or -63 days

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Simchat Torah
Tuesday October 22
-1 months, -25 days
or -55 days

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Halloween Day
Thursday October 31
-1 months, -16 days
or -46 days

Simchat Torah for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on sundown of Monday, October 21st ending at sundown on Tuesday, October 22.


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 including holidays.

Days to the start of Simchat Torah 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd is day number 295 of the 2019 calendar year with -1 month, -25 days until Simchat Torah 2019.


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 -55
Simchat Torah 2020 Sunday, October 11, 2020 300
Simchat Torah 2021 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 653
Simchat Torah 2022 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 1037
Simchat Torah 2023 Saturday, October 07, 2023 1391
Simchat Torah 2024 Friday, October 25, 2024 1775


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