torah

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(Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah aliyah
short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah Haftarah , Haftorah , Haphtarah , Haphtorah
Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud Hebraism , Jewish religion , Judaism
Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings Hebrew Scripture , Tanach , Tanakh
monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud Judaism
laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah) Law of Moses , Mosaic law
religion believing in strict interpretation of the Torah as in the Talmud Orthodox Judaism
(Judaism) a Jewish holy day celebrated on the 22nd or 23rd of Tishri to celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of readings of the Torah Rejoicing in the Law , Rejoicing of the Law , Rejoicing over the Law , Shimchath Torah , Simchas Torah , Simchat Torah , Simhath Torah , Simhat Torah
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