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(ˈpærəˌʃɑː; Hebrew paraˈʃa)
n, pl -shoth (-ˌʃəʊt; Hebrew -ˈʃɔt)
1. (Judaism) any of the sections of the Torah read in the synagogue
2. (Judaism) any of the subsections of the weekly lessons read on Sabbaths in the synagogue
Also called (Yiddish): Parsha
[from Hebrew, from pārāsh to divide, separate]
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(ˈpɑr əˌʃɑ)

n., pl. pa•ra•shoth, pa•ra•shot (ˌpɑr əˈʃoʊt)
1. a portion of the Torah read in the synagogue on the Sabbath and holy days.
2. a selection from such a portion.
[1620–30; < Hebrew pārāshāh literally, section, division]
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References in classic literature ?
There happened to be a girl in the house then, Parasha, a black-eyed wench, whom I had never seen before--she had just come from another village--very pretty, but incredibly stupid: she burst into tears, wailed so that she could be heard all over the place and caused scandal.
And then my son-in-law, the husband of my Parasha, who is a writer in the Government Domain office; they would soon kick him out--and maybe send him away somewhere." The old man lamented the necessities of the times--"when people do not agree somehow" and wiped his eyes.
(15.) The passage refers to Midrash Kabbah: Ecclesiastes, Parasha 3:11.
(24) Evgeny's social position limited his capacity for creative expression and political activity to his love for Parasha, but without him, Platonov argues, Peter I would transform the whole world into bronze and the Admiralty Spire into a "candlestick by the coffin of the dead (or destroyed) poetic human soul." (25)
Originally an online project to support the food rescue charity, Leket Israel, "From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey" comprises short essays on food in the parasha by 52 internationally acclaimed scholars and Jewish educators, and features a verse by verse commentary by Diana Lipton on food and eating in the Torah.
Other Torah and science publications by him include "Solution to the Parasha of Creation," to be published in Megadim, Herzog College Press.
(1.) Michael Hattin, Passages: Text and Transformation in the Parasha (Jerusalem: Urim, 2008) pp.
* Traditional BBMP activity of learning the parasha and dvar torah is, with the exception of the Reform TBI, taught privately giving the BBMPs a potentially more impactful identity forming role
Reading this week's parasha, we come across an odd formulation.
A small group of schoolchildren later joined the crowd and sang a song written for the occasion: America parasha, pobeda budet nasha, or "America is trash, victory will be ours."
The fact that the Jews do not correct the Sayyid may be attributed as much to their sense of intimidation, and the high probability that they never saw this Arabic account of the debate, as to the likelihood that they themselves would have been familiar only with references to the parasha (weekly divisions) of the Torah rather than with chapter numbers and certainly not with titles, which do not exist in the Torah.