Shmini Atzeres: What Happens in Sukkos Stays in Sukkos

Is Shmini Atzeres the 8th day of Sukkos, or is it a separate holiday? What does "Atzeres" mean? Why isn't Shmini Atzeres associated with any specific mitzvos or mitzvah-objects? How do we celebrate Simchas Torah? How is Simchas Torah different from our celebration of the Torah on Shavuos?

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