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noun Judaism
  1. the scrolls of the LawIn full: sefer torah
  2. any book of Hebrew religious literature
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Word Origin for sefer

from Hebrew, literally: book
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Historical Examples of sefer

  • The teacher may well begin the lesson by calling the child's attention to the reading of the Sefer Torah in the synagogue.

    A Manual for Teaching Biblical History

    Eugene Kohn

  • Ask whether the Sefer Torah is, in appearance, like any other book, and let the children tell the obvious differences.