According to Devarim 4:2 (and 13:1), there are to be no additions to the Torah ('Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you . . . All this word which I command you, that shall you observe to do; you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it') In light of that, how are the feasts of Purim and Hanukkah, two additional feasts, justified? Even further, Shemini Azeret and Simchat Torah?

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    Shemini Atzeret is in the Torah sefaria.org/Leviticus.23.36?lang=bi
    – Joel K
    May 27, 2019 at 13:08
  • A large part of this question duplicates the linked-to question. If you want to edit this question removing that part, it can be reopened.
    – msh210
    May 27, 2019 at 13:10
  • @msh210 I give you permission to edit it suitably. May 27, 2019 at 13:18
  • No can do: I don't know what part of the question is still important to you after you've read that other page.
    – msh210
    May 27, 2019 at 13:26
  • @CliffordDurousseau judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/246/…
    – Joel K
    May 27, 2019 at 14:25