Sepher Torah

noun

Se·​pher Torah
variants or Sefer Torah
¦sāfər-
plural Siphrei Torah or Sifrei Torah
¦siˌfrā-
or Sepher Torahs or Sefer Torahs
: a leather or parchment scroll of the Pentateuch used in a synagogue for liturgical purposes

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew sēpher tōrāh, literally, book of law

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“Sepher Torah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sepher%20Torah. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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