noun (sometimes lowercase)
Origin of Torah
Examples from the Web for torah
He gave his soul for the sake of the people of Israel, The Torah, and the Land.
All of their songs, they say, are inspired by Torah and Hasidic philosophy, even the ones that sound a bit salacious.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He added, “This is the whole of the Torah, and the rest is commentary; go learn it.”Why I’m Against Hamas, Against What Israel Is Doing, and For Judaism|Sally Kohn|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This Torah portion is often used to falsely justify exclusive Jewish ownership of, and Israeli military presence in, Hebron.
Habayit Hayehudi is considering following Shas and establishing its own Council of Torah Sages.Court Orders Likud to Halt Campaign Against Jaffa Mosques|Orly Halpern|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He could not admit that God actually had done so, without surrendering the Torah altogether.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method|R. Travers Herford
Then Ezra began to read a section of the Torah with an impressive voice, and all present listened intently.
And as the Torah is the Logos, so also its particular precepts are Logoi.Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria|Norman Bentwich
Laying the Torah aside, Mr. Seixas came forward, his hands raised in blessing.The New Land|Elma Ehrlich Levinger
The Torah became their spiritual and intellectual property, and their own inner sanctuary.
British Dictionary definitions for torah
- the Pentateuch
- the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services
Word Origin for Torah
Word Origin and History for torah
"the Pentateuch," 1570s, from Hebrew torah, literally "instruction, law," verbal noun from horah "he taught, showed."
Culture definitions for torah
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.