Alternative Spellings

sedre, sedra, sedrah, sidrah


  • weekly Torah portion

Example Sentences

  • "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." (

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)


North America


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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