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Parashah

[ pahr-uh-shah, pahr-shuh; Sephardic Hebrew pah-rah-shah; Ashkenazic Hebrew pahr-shuh ]

noun

, Judaism.
, plural Pa·ra·shoth, Pa·ra·shot [pah-, r, ah-, shawt], Pa·ra·shi·oth, Pa·ra·shi·ot [pah-, r, ah-shee-, awt], English, Ashkenazic Hebrew Par·a·shahs [pahr, -, uh, -shahz, pahr, -sh, uh, z, pahr, -sh, uh, z].
  1. a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
  2. a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.


Parashah

/ ˈpærəˌʃɑː; paraˈʃa /

noun

  1. any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
  2. any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Parashah1

From the Hebrew word pārāshāh literally, section, division
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Parashah1

from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate

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