noun (sometimes lowercase)
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|Jonathan Krohn|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right now, thousands of miles away from his family in Tora Prison, Greste is certainly grateful for the global support.
But from Tora Bora onward, political life in America became one frustration after the next.
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.
They begin to dance the Dance of Tora, but soon break off to exchange happy greetings.The N Plays of Japan|Arthur Waley
Stephen had to go, since Tora sophistically maintained that she had attended by proxy the day before.
But judging from Tora's voice—it sounds really aggrieved—I think it's time we went and umpired about the dustbin.
Methinks the marks in the pass of Gharendel were the marks of the camels of the children of Tora.'Tancred|Benjamin Disraeli
I can't help it; it's absolutely impossible to get up a row with Tora.
- the Pentateuch
- the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services
Word Origin for Torah
"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.