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Sefer

Pronunciation: /ˈsāfər/ Pronunciation: /ˈsefer/

noun (plural Sifrei /ˈsifrā/ /siˈfrā/)

Judaism
1A book of Hebrew religious literature.
Example sentences
  • This is a powerful way of starting Mishnah Torah, the last Sefer in the Chumash.
  • Sefer Vayikra is referred to by the name Torat Kohanim because the Sefer consists mainly of korbanot and other rituals performed by the Kohanim.
  • It is framed by countings in both its opening and closing, and many (including Netziv and Ramban) have commented on this particular structure, noting that it informs us of the very essence of the Sefer.
1.1 (usually Sefer Torah) A scroll containing the Torah or Pentateuch.

Origin

From Hebrew sēp̱er tōrāh 'book of (the) Law'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Se·fer

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