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parashah

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noun pa·ra·shah \ˈpär-ə-ˌshä\

Definition of parashah

  1. :  a passage in Jewish Scripture dealing with a single topic; specifically :  a section of the Torah assigned for weekly reading in synagogue worship



Origin and Etymology of parashah

Hebrew pārāshāh, literally, explanation


First Known Use: circa 1624


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