Torah Scroll


Torah Scroll
scroll made out of parchment upon which is written one of the five books of the Pentateuch in literary form

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • SCROLL OF ESTHER — (Heb. מְגִלַּת אֶסְתֵּר, Megillat Ester), the festal scroll of purim , the only one of the Five Scrolls to bear the title megillah as part of its traditional name (see scrolls , the Five). The Scroll of Esther tells the story of the salvation of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Torah reading — (: {l1|Triennial cycle}#if:{2| } #if:{3|}|,|and{l2|{2#if:{3|} #if:{4|}|,|,and{l3|{3#if:{4|} #if:{5|}|,|,and{l4|{4#if:{5|} #if:{6|}|,|,and{l5|{5#if:{6|} #if:{7|}|,|,and{l6|{6#if:{7|} #if:{8|}|,|,and{l7|{7#if:{8| …   Wikipedia

  • TORAH ORNAMENTS — The sacred and ceremonial objects in the synagogue revolve around the Torah scroll. These objects differ from one place to another and not every object exists in every community.   Storage of the Torah Scroll The length of cloth known in Hebrew… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Scroll — A scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration. It is distinguished from a roll (see below) by virtue of being intended for… …   Wikipedia

  • TORAH, READING OF — History The practice of reading the Pentateuch (Torah) in public is undoubtedly ancient. The sources, however, do not permit the definite tracing of the historical development of the custom. The command to assemble the people at the end of every… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Torah — Sefer Torah at old Glockengasse Synagogue (reconstruction), Cologne The Torah (English pronunciation: /ˈtɔːrə/; Hebrew …   Wikipedia

  • Torah — Synonyms and related words: Apocrypha, Chumash, Hagiographa, Hexateuch, Major Prophets, Nebiim, Octateuch, Old Testament, Pentateuch, Sefer Torah, Tenach, Torah scroll, Virginal, breviary, canon, church book, euchologion, euchology, farse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Torah — • Signifies first direction, instruction , as, for instance, the instruction of parents, or of the wise Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Torah     Torah      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • torah — or tora [tō′rə, tôr′ə, tō rä′] n. [Heb tora, law < hora, to teach < root jrh, to cast, throw] Judaism 1. a) learning, law, instruction, etc. b) [usually T ] the whole body of Jewish religious literature, including the Scripture and the… …   English World dictionary

  • scroll of the law — Torah, Jewish holy book …   English contemporary dictionary


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