Toirah, Toyre, Torah
- Literally, "teaching". 1. The five books of moses. 2. Jewish law and values in general.
- "I taught this week's Torah portion to my religious school class."
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Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Also sometimes refers to general Jewish learning/knowledge
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