Definition of Torah in English:

Torah

Syllabification: To·rah
Pronunciation: /ˈtōrə, ˈtô-, tôˈrä
 
/

noun

(usually the Torah)
  • 1(In Judaism) the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).
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    • However, one may remove the organ as soon as he stops breathing, even though his heart is still beating, since the Torah considers life directly connected to breathing.
    • The Torah acknowledges this importance and encourages us to work diligently and to enjoy life in appropriate moderation.
    • The Torah recounts that at the very outset of the human journey God throws Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden.
  • 1.1A scroll containing this.
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    • At one point the Torah would be carried down the aisle and when it passed by me I'd catch myself holding my breath.
    • Joseph used rags to wrap the green velveteen box that held the Torah, and stuck it deep down in his backpack.
    • Nine years ago, when his oldest grandchildren were 6 and 8, Joseph took out the Torah and decided he was ready to tell the story once more.

Origin

from Hebrew tōrāh 'instruction, doctrine, law', from yārāh 'show, direct, instruct'.

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