chumash

Alternative Spellings

khumesh, humash

Definitions

  • "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

Regions

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).

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