Why No “Kah Keli” on Simchas Torah

Question

Why don’t we say KAH KEILI before Mussaf on Simchas Torah?

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Answers

  1. Although there is a custom to recite Kah Keli on Yom Tov it is not said on any day that Yizkor is recited. That is why we do not say it on Shemini Atzeret. However, the question then is why is it not said on Simchas Torah. I am not quite sure and I do not have a source for what I am about to write, but technically the last day of Sukkot is Shemini Atzeret – not Simchas Torah – which would make Shemini Atzeret the appropriate day to recite Kah Keli. However, because Yizkor is recited it is not said.

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  2. Although there is a custom to recite Kah Keli on Yom Tov it is not said on any day that Yizkor is recited. That is why we do not say it on Shemini Atzeret. However, the question then is why is it not said on Simchas Torah. I am not quite sure and I do not have a source for what I am about to write, but technically the last day of Sukkot is Shemini Atzeret – not Simchas Torah – which would make Shemini Atzeret the appropriate day to recite Kah Keli. However, because Yizkor is recited it is not said.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team