Simchas Torah (literally “Rejoicing of the Torah”) immediately follows the week-long Succos festival. On this day, we carry the Torah scrolls and dance for hours around the bima (the platform where the Torah is read) — celebrating the completion of the yearly cycle of Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. A mainstay of this celebration is the singing of traditional songs — again and again, as we dance around the bima. This page contains the text and audio of 32 of the most popular melodies.
Simchas Torah Songs (File Size: 11.3 MiB - 2,924 downloads)
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These are the songs we will sing on Simchas Torah. Please print a copy--for yourself and anyone in your family--to be used shul.
A note about pronunciation: There are two significant differences between classic Ashkenazi pronunciation, and Sefardi pronunciation (familiar as modern spoken Hebrew). In the transliterations below, Ashkenazi pronunciation follows these rules:
å is pronounced like the first syllable in awesome.
t (underlined) is pronounced like the letter S.