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Coming at the conclusion of Sukkot are the two holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat . In Israel and among liberal Jews they are combined into one holiday on the day after the conclusion of . Among more traditional Jews outside of Israel, they are observed separately from one another on two consecutive days. Shemini Atzeret means the “Eighth Day of Assembly,” while Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in Torah.”