Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
About the Holy Day
Immediately following the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabbah, is Shemini Atzeret- the eighth day of assembly. Shemini Atzeret a long with Simchat Torah are celebrated together on Tishrei 22 and 23. As it is written, "On the eighth day you shall hold a solemn gathering -Atzeret; you shall not work at your occupations" (Numbers 29:35). To understand Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, we must review a few things.
Conclusion of Sukkot
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the conclusion of Sukkot. Some authorities consider Shemini Atzeret to be a separate festival, but its connection to Sukkot comes from scripture.
Time of Gratitude
Jewish People are displaying their gratitude to YAHUVEH for giving us the great gift of His WORD YAHUSHUA. If they only knew that the WORD they so joyously celebrate is none other than the Messiah YAHUSHUA.