Literally “instruction” or “teaching.” The first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy); the handwritten scroll that contains the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Also called the Pentateuch and The Five Books of Moses. “Torah” is also used to refer to the entire body of Jewish religious teachings and insight.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Purim, occurring this year on March 20-21, is celebrated with a wonderful tradition of creating and sending food packages to friends and family.