Simchat Torah

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Simchat Torah is the day when Jews across the world complete the reading of the Torah and there is a celebration upon this completion.

When Hakafot take place

Other details of hakafot

  1. Even those who are strict about not dancing or clapping on Shabbat and Yom Tov all year round are lenient about dancing and clapping on Simchat Torah in order to give respect to the completion of Torah. [1]
  2. On Simchat Torah, it is permitted to move a torah for the purpose of dancing or reading it somewhere else.[2]



  1. Nitai Gavriel (Sukkot 93:9)
  2. Nitai Gavriel (Sukkot 94:1)