tahor (tah-HOR) listen
tahor (TUH-hor) listen


  • adj. 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'?" (source)

  • "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." (source)

  • "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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • 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)


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      tahore, tohor, tohore

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