Simchat Torah in Israel

simchat torah

After the festival of Sukkot is over, comes the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah. This day is hailed as a highly important one as Jews all around the world celebrate the annual completion of weekly Torah (Jewish Bible) portion readings for the year. Outside of Israel, Simchat Torah is held mostly in synagogues, but in the Holy Land, Israelis march down the streets in traditional song and dance.

Children are handed candy and often lifted on their father’s shoulders to get a better view of the festivities and encourage them to participate. In 2023, Simchat Torah immediately follows Sukkot, starting on the evening of October 6 until sundown October 7.

Check out these other October events for more exciting activities in Israel this month.

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Event Date: 06/10/2023

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