|Torah (ˈtəʊrə, Hebrew tɔˈra)|
|1.||a. the Pentateuch|
|b. the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services|
|2.||the whole body of traditional Jewish teaching, including the Oral Law|
|3.||(modifier) promoting or according with traditional Jewish Law|
|[C16: from Hebrew: precept, from yārāh to instruct]|
The law on which Judaism is founded (torah is Hebrew for “law”). This law is contained in the first five books of the 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.