How to use Torah in a sentence
The Torah of Jesus was essentially prophetic and in no sense priestly or legal.
The Ark of the Law, in the Jewish synagogue, is a chest or cupboard containing the scrolls of the Torah (Pentateuch), and is placed against or in the wall in the direction of Jerusalem.
To obtain these heavenly mysteries, which alone make the Torah superior to profane codes, definite hermeneutical rules are employed, of which the following are the most important.
Rather it was implicitly contained in the Torah, and the duty of the teacher was to show this.
And thus Israel's old prophetic Torah was at length to achieve its victory, for after Jesus came St Paul.Advertisement
Systematic abstracts of the legal parts of the Talmud were made by Isaac Alfazi (or " Riph," 1013-1103), and by Maimonides (Mishneh Torah, otherwise called Sepher haYad or Yad ha-Hazakah).
The first five books of the Hebrew canon are known as the Torah meaning ' the Law ' .
The Apocry- Torah, the Law delivered to Moses, held among the Jews of the 4th century B.C. as it holds now, a pre eminent position.
In spite of the relief afforded by orthodox additions, it was urged that its Epicurean sentiments contradicted the Torah and favoured heresy.
Literary and historical criticism places the discussion on another basis when it treats the Mosaic Torah in its present form as a post-exilic compilation (about 5th century B.C.) from sources differing in date, origin and history.Advertisement
Other writers are Aaron (the elder) ben Joseph, 13th century, who wrote the commentary Sepher ha-mibhhar; Aaron (the younger) of Nicomedia (14th century), author of `E Ilayyim, on philosophy, Gan `Eden, on law, and the commentary Kether Torah; in the 15th century Elijah Bashyazi, on law (Addereth Eliyahu), and Caleb Efendipoulo, poet and theologian; in the 16th century Moses Bashyazi, theologian.
It is highly significant that Elijah, when driven from the northern kingdom by the threats of the Tyrian Jezebel, retreats to the old sanctuary at Horeb, whence Moses derived his inspiration and his TOrah.
The statement, however, remains virtually true, since Judaism is mainly constituted by the body of legal precepts called the Torah, and, moreover, by the postexilian Torah.
Circumcision and Sabbath, separation from marriage with a foreigner, which rendered a Jew unclean, as well as strict conformity to the precepts of the Torah, constituted henceforth an adamantine bond which was to preserve the Jewish communities from disintegration.
There were various causes which combined to enhance the importance of the written Torah (the " instruction " par excellence communicated by God through Moses).Advertisement
In later Jewish custom the one-year cycle of reading of sections from the Pentateuch ends on the concluding day of Tabernacles, which is therefore known as the Rejoicing of the Law (Simhat Torah).
What the priestly Torah was at the time of the exile can be seen from the collection of laws in Lev.
The rise of this function of the prophets is plainly parallel with the change which took place under the kings in the position of the priestly oracle; the Torah of the priests now dealt rather with permanent sacred ordinances than with the giving of new divine counsel for special occasions.
It was only in so far as the community of faith still possessed certain external features of nationality that postexile prophecy was possible at all, and very soon the care of the national or quasi-national aspects of religion passed altogether out of their hands into those of the scribes, of whom Ezekiel was the first father, and whose Torah was not the living word of prophecy but the Pentateuchal code.
The sacred law (Torah) was the earthly reproduction of a heavenly Torah which had no origin in time, and constituted the sum of ideal wisdom into which God looked when he would create the world.'Advertisement
The book differs from the Pentateuch or Torah in the absence of legal matter, and in its intimate connexion with the narrative in the books which follow.
God also gave Moses the first five books of the Hebrew Bible called the Torah.
Aliyah is calling him or her up before the Torah to recite the blessings before the reading of the Torah portion.
In some instances Christ himself based his teaching on a careful exegesis of the exact reading in the Torah.
The question is if G-d's knowledge is infinite, how can something infinite be placed in something finite, the written torah.Advertisement
At a later date, Torah s were altered to make one sect the original one, and the other renegades.
The Ark is a cupboard in which the torah scrolls are kept.
The reverence felt for the canonized Torah or law (the Pentateuch or so-called five books of Moses) grew even into worship. Of this spirit we find clear expression in some of the later psalms, e.g.
God reckons righteousness apart from the works of the Torah.
The first section of Jewish scripture is the Torah or written law.
The Ark is a cupboard in which the Torah scrolls are kept.
You can highlight something your grandmother used to say, a quote from the Bible, Torah, or another religious text, something your child's teacher said at parent teacher conferences, or another phrase that has special meaning for you.
Depending on the traditions of the deceased's synagogue, Torah readings and other prayers often take place during the taharah.
The Torah advises against becoming "a sorcerer, soothsayer or engager of witchcraft".
Studying Hebrew is an important part of many lessons, and the child must learn various prayers and passages from the Torah.
Sometimes, they will also have to lead part of the weekly synagogue service, lead the congregation through several prayers, and read the entire Torah section for the week.
With Hebrew calligraphy and Torah verses, these invitations still look beautiful but stand as a reminder of why everyone is celebrating in the first place.
The Bat Mitzvah recites a blessing over the Torah, the Jewish holy book, and reads a passage to the gathered congregation.
The new adult will read the haftarah, a traditional selection from the Hebrew Bible that follows the Torah reading at a Sabbath service.
The D'var Torah is an educational talk on issues raised by the day's Torah reading.
However, on a bat mitzvah, the guest of honor will present her thoughts on the message of the Torah to the congregation and her invited guests.
For instance, Orthodox Jews do not believe that women should read from the Torah or lead prayers at a service when there are males in attendance capable of doing so.
Others may choose to only incorporate a portion of the full ceremony, such as asking the bat mitzvah to read from the Torah but not give the D'var Torah.
But the Greek translators read the former orim and connected it with torah, " decision"; it would thus = "doctrine"; so Symmachus, cf.