Learning Torah is equivalent to standing at Sinai. Learning Torah is hearing it and consequently seeing its contents transmitted at Sinai in the here and now. So the learning of its text is a religious happening, the experience of something that normally can only be recalled.
For hundreds of years, we Jews have had the custom to complete our yearly Torah reading in the synagogue on the day of Simchat Torah and to immediately begin all over again. This tradition requires renewed close examination. (1) Why the hurry? There is nearly no time to contemplate what one read last year! Why not read a very small section over several years and discuss it in the synagogue as part of the service? (2) What is the point in reading something which, for lack of time, cannot even sink in? Why not take a year off to re-examine what we have read previously? What, in fact, is the meaning of this annually repeated reading?