noun (sometimes lowercase)
Origin of Torah
British Dictionary definitions for toras
- the Pentateuch
- the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services
Word Origin for Torah
Culture definitions for toras
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.