• "A bound book containing the Five Books of Moses that is used in synagogue or for study." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "We can share a chumash during davening."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Etymology

    • חומש
      • Who Uses This

        • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Dictionaries

        • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
        • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

        Alternative Spellings

        khumesh, humash

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