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Noun: Torah  to-ru
  1. The whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
     
  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. (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services

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