Sepher Torah

Se·​pher Torah
variants: or Sefer Torah \ ¦sāfər-​ \
plural Siphrei Torah or Sifrei Torah\ ¦siˌfrā-​ \ or Sepher Torahs or Sefer Torahs

Definition of Sepher Torah

: a leather or parchment scroll of the Pentateuch used in a synagogue for liturgical purposes

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History and Etymology for Sepher Torah

Hebrew sēpher tōrāh, literally, book of law

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“Sepher Torah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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