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Noun: Torah  to-ru
  1. (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
     
  2. The first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
    - Pentateuch, Laws
     
  3. The whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition

Derived forms: Torahs

Type of: religious text, religious writing, roll, sacred text, sacred writing, scroll

Part of: Hebrew Scripture, Old Testament, Tanach, Tanakh

Encyclopedia: Torah