tahor

Alternative Spellings

tahore, tohor, tohore

Definitions

  • ritually pure, clean

Example Sentences

  • "We have seen that these natural descents are aspects of ascent. Why, however, must this process be accompanied by immersion in a mikvah, and what has water to do with changing one’s status from tamei, 'impure,' to tahor, 'pure'?" (https://www.chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/1542/jewish/On-the-Essence-of-Ritual-Impurity.htm)
  • "One who is tahor can enter the sanctuary, the dwelling-place of God’s presence and the heart of Israelite ritual. One who is tamei cannot." (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/keshet/parashat-chukkat-cleanunclean/)
  • "Any keilim, utensils or appliances, that now become tamei will require immersion in a mikveh or spring, and will become tahor again at the subsequent nightfall." (https://www.yeshiva.co/midrash/41868)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

טהור tahor 'ritually clean'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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