- the Pentateuch, being the first of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament.Compare Tanach.
- a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services.
- the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud.
- law or instruction.
Origin of Torah
Examples from the Web for tora
Two and a half months later, Abdullah was transferred to the Tora prison complex in southern Cairo, where he now resides.Al Jazeera Journo Abdullah El-Shamy Goes On Hunger Strike In Egyptian Jail
March 29, 2014
Right now, thousands of miles away from his family in Tora Prison, Greste is certainly grateful for the global support.Kids' Author on Trial In Egypt
February 28, 2014
But from Tora Bora onward, political life in America became one frustration after the next.Dear Frank Luntz: Here’s How to Be Happy Again
January 8, 2014
It was no secret that the core of al Qaeda retreated to Tora Bora in the previous weeks.
Instead, the military opted to send forty additional Army special operators to Tora Bora.
Methinks the marks in the pass of Gharendel were the marks of the camels of the children of Tora.'Tancred
And now Hana's mother returns, and Tora comes running in from his play.
Hana and Tora live in one of the beautiful islands of Japan.
Tora and she were at one on the point, though it was not put too bluntly between them.
Tora had taken her line and at once conceived hesitation to be impossible.
- the Pentateuch
- the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services
- the whole body of traditional Jewish teaching, including the Oral Law
- (modifier) promoting or according with traditional Jewish Law
Word Origin and History for tora
"the Pentateuch," 1570s, from Hebrew torah, literally "instruction, law," verbal noun from horah "he taught, showed."
The law on which Judaism is founded (torah is Hebrew for “law”). This law is contained in the first five books of the Bible (see also Bible) (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Torah can also refer to the entire body of Jewish law and wisdom, including what is contained in oral tradition.