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Isn’t October 7th really Shemini Atzeret?

We keep hearing Oct 7, but really isn’t it Shemini Atzeret?

A friend of mine found out we both had the same birth Parasha, Pinchus. So I read it and found this in interpolated translation: https://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/1908250/jewish/Interpolated-Translation.htm

Maftir 35 As I have commanded you, the eighth day counting from the first day of Sukot—i.e., the 22nd of Tishrei—is the holiday called Shemini Atzeret (“The Eighth-[Day] Restriction”). In contrast to the other festivals, on which you are prohibited from engaging in mundane work because they are “holy occasions” in and of themselves, Shemini Atzeret shall be a time of restriction for you—that is, a day on which I restrain you from returning to your daily lives so I can spend time with you alone after we occupied ourselves with the needs of the rest of humanity the previous seven days. For this purpose, I restrict you on this holiday in two ways: you shall not perform any mundane work,[102](javascript:doFootnote(‘102a1908250’);) and, unlike the other holidays, you must stay the night of the holiday in proximity to the Tabernacle.[103](javascript:doFootnote(‘103a1908250’);)

“a day on which I restrain you from returning to your daily lives so I can spend time with you alone after we occupied ourselves with the needs of the rest of humanity the previous seven days.”

Instead we had a massacre. Why? What’s the message here? For certainly, there is a vital message.

When Shemini Atzeret comes this year, what will we be thinking? How do we do it? I need some help here.

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