n. The section of a Jewish prayer service in which the Torah is read.
"As much as the life of the synagogue and the Torah service create a sense of Israel’s history existing in the present, the Temple in Jerusalem and the unity of the people that it symbolized is still absent, and Israel awaits its restoration." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Who Uses This
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
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