Simchat Torah 2020 is on Saturday, October 17, 2020: Jewish Holiday: Simchat Torah RECIPE?


Saturday, October 17, 2020 is Simchat Torah 2020.

Jewish Holiday: Simchat Torah RECIPE?

During Simchat Torah my mom makes ApricotHoney Chicken, carrot coins called tzimmes and kugel.

Apricot Honey Chicken

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 1/2 (1 ounce) packages dry onion soup mix

1 (10 fluid ounce) bottle Russian-style salad dressing

1 cup apricot preserves

1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place the chicken pieces in a 4 quart casserole dish. Mix the soup mix, dressing, honey and jam together, and pour over the chicken.

Cover dish and bake for 1 hour in preheated oven


1 (12 ounce) package thin egg noodles

6 onions, diced

1/8 cup vegetable oil for frying

salt and pepper to taste

4 eggs

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

paprika to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

While pasta is cooking, in medium saucepan, cook onions in oil over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until brown and soft.

In very large mixing bowl, combine pasta, onions, eggs, bread crumbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle paprika over the top. Sprinkle with oil, if desired, and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is crispy and golden

Orange Tzimmes

8 large carrots

1 cup prunes (we leave these out)

2 cups orange juice

1/3 cup white sugar

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

Place carrot and prunes in a pot. Cover the vegetables with orange juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, let boil 10 minutes.

Stir in sugar and butter. Simmer gently for 1 hour or until the liquid is almost absorbed.

Sprinkle with lemon zest and ginger and let simmer another 5 minutes

My mom usually makes an apple cake too but I don't have the recipe for that because she said she makes it from scratch and the recipe is in her head.

We do not mix milk and meat so if you serve meat you should not serve milk products but you can easily substitue with soy milk and things like that so its not that difficult.

Enjoy your meal.

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Is it spelled Simchat Torah or Sim hat Torah?

Is it spelled Simchat Torah or Sim hat Torah?

It is Simchat Torah.

Not Simkah Torah.

The letter is a Chet in Hebrew, uses the Ch guttural sound.

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Simchat Torah = "rejoicing with/of the Torah".

Tishri 22, the day after the seventh day of Sukkot, is the holiday Shemini Atzeret. In Israel, Shemini Atzeret is also the holiday of Simchat Torah. Outside of Israel, where extra days of holidays are held, only the second day of Shemini Atzeret is Simchat Torah: Shemini Atzeret is Tishri 22 and 23, while Simchat Torah is Tishri 23.

These two holidays are commonly thought of as part of Sukkot, but that is technically incorrect; Shemini Atzeret is a holiday in its own right and does not involve some of the special observances of Sukkot. We do not take up the lulav and etrog on these days, and our dwelling in the sukkah is more limited, and performed without reciting a blessing.

Shemini Atzeret literally means "the assembly of the eighth (day)." Rabbinic literature explains the holiday this way: our Creator is like a host, who invites us as visitors for a limited time, but when the time comes for us to leave, He has enjoyed himself so much that He asks us to stay another day. Another related explanation: Sukkot is a holiday intended for all of mankind, but when Sukkot is over, the Creator invites the Jewish people to stay for an extra day, for a more intimate celebration.

Simchat Torah means "Rejoicing in the Torah." This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings. Each week in synagogue we publically read a few chapters from the Torah, starting with Genesis Ch. 1 and working our way around to Deuteronomy 34. On Simchat Torah, we read the last Torah portion, then proceed immediately to the first chapter of Genesis, reminding us that the Torah is a circle, and never ends.

This completion of the readings is a time of great celebration. There are processions around the synagogue carrying Torah scrolls and plenty of high-spirited singing and dancing in the synagogue with the Torahs. Drinking is also common during this time; in fact, a traditional source recommends performing the priestly blessing earlier than usual in the service, to make sure the kohanim are not drunk when the time comes! As many people as possible are given the honor of an aliyah (reciting a blessing over the Torah reading); in fact, even children are called for an aliyah blessing on Simchat Torah. In addition, as many people as possible are given the honor of carrying a Torah scroll in these processions. Children do not carry the scrolls (they are much to heavy!), but often follow the procession around the synagogue, sometimes carrying small toy Torahs (stuffed plush toys or paper scrolls).

In some synagogues, confirmation ceremonies or ceremonies marking the beginning of a child's Jewish education are held at this time.

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are holidays on which work is not permitted.

List of Dates

Shemini Atzeret will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:

Jewish Year 5766 : sunset October 24, 2005 - nightfall October 25, 2005

Jewish Year 5767 : sunset October 13, 2006 - nightfall October 14, 2006

Jewish Year 5768 : sunset October 3, 2007 - nightfall October 4, 2007

Jewish Year 5769 : sunset October 20, 2008 - nightfall October 21, 2008

Jewish Year 5770 : sunset October 9, 2009 - nightfall October 10, 2009

In Israel, Simchat Torah falls on the same day as Shemini Atzeret. Outside Israel, Simchat Torah will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:

Jewish Year 5766 : sunset October 25, 2005 - nightfall October 26, 2005

Jewish Year 5767 : sunset October 14, 2006 - nightfall October 15, 2006

Jewish Year 5768 : sunset October 4, 2007 - nightfall October 5, 2007

Jewish Year 5769 : sunset October 21, 2008 - nightfall October 22, 2008

Jewish Year 5770 : sunset October 10, 2009 - nightfall October 11, 2009

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