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Simchat Torah: Flags

Simchat Torah: Flags

The end of Sukkot is technically a separate festival called Simchat Torah – “Celebration for the Torah”. Simchat Torah is celebrated by parading the Torah around the synagogue 7 times, usually accompanied by singing, dancing, and waving flags. We then read the very last portion of the Torah, and immediately return to the beginning and read the first chapters of the Torah, beginning the cycle again so that there is no break in its continuity.

 

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