sedre, sedra, sedrah, sidrah
- weekly Torah portion
- "The opening Passuk in this week’s Sedra, in describing Noach, tells us נח איש צדיק תמים היה בדורותיו –Noach was a righteous man, perfect in his generations." (https://www.ou.org/torah/parsha/rabbi-y-dov-krakowski-on-parsha/parshas-noach/)
Languages of Origin
Aramaic, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
סדרה, סידרה - sedre (Yiddish), sidra (Aramaic/Hebrew)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Non-Orthodox Jews tend to use the word "parsha" instead.
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