Torah mi-Sinai


Torah mi-Sinai (toh-RAH mee-see-NYE) listen


  • n. The belief that the Torah and Jewish law are the direct word of God, given to Moses on Mount Sinai.

Example Sentences

  • "There is no way to have anything that could be called traditional Judaism with an institutional doubt of Torah miSinai."

  • "Orthodoxy in its literal sense presumes a commitment to Torah MiSinai, and I'm an Orthodox rabbi" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • תורה מסיני 'lit. Torah from Sinai'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Torah miSinai


  • "If one believes in the concept of Torah mi-Sinai, it follows that there can be no deviation from—and no modern reinterpretation of—these laws because they are the literal and absolute word of God." (JPS)

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