Dates of Simchat Torah 1866 #general


Family Bonds
 

Would someone be able to tell me when Simchat Torah was in 1866?  A memoir states that my 3great-grandmother died in the middle of Simchat Torah in 1866 (cholera plague in Brest).
 
Thank you.
 
Toby Gass
USA


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On Jun 26, 2020, at 4:10 PM, Frank Bond <fb645@...> wrote:

Would someone be able to tell me when Simchat Torah was in 1866?  A memoir states that my 3great-grandmother died in the middle of Simchat Torah in 1866 (cholera plague in Brest).
 
Thank you.
 
Toby Gass
USA
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Valentin Lupu
 

Hi Toby,
Simchat Torah is celebrated on Tishrei 23rd outside the land of Israel. Brest-Litovsk was in the Russian Empire in 1866 and Russia adopted the Gregorian calendar only in 1918. Therefore, two possible dates correspond to this event:
- October 2, 1866 according to the Gregorian calendar
- September 19, 1866 according to the Julian calendar used in Brest in those times.

Valentin Lupu
ISRAEL