Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

One allows us to extend the holiday of Sukkot; the other is a celebration of completing the cycle of reading the Torah - and beginning it again.

Customs of Shemini Atzeret star
The reading of the book of Ecclesiastes and the addition of Tefilat HaGeshem are two common customs connected with Shemini Atzeret.

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah star
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are two holidays that arrive at the tail end of Sukkot. But, they actually have very little to do with the holiday that precedes them.

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