To·rah also to·rah (tôrə, toirə, tô-rä)
1. The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. See Table at Bible.
2. A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
3. The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.
[Hebrew tôrâ, law, instruction, from hôrâ, to throw, direct, teach, derived stem of yārâ, to throw, shoot; see wrw in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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