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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]


(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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400-450) inherited biblical exegesis and framed it in the encounter with triumphant Christianity of the fourth and fifth century, he starts by bringing the reader through selected parashiyyot (sections), which microscopically and paradigmatically spell out the meaning of Israel's destiny from stories of origins: world and Israel (Genesis Rabbash) and holy life (Leviticus Rabbah).
Building off of Yonatan Sagiv's dissertation, Iyyunim be-darke ha-midrash shel ha-tannaim alpi parashiyyot nivharot ba-sifra (2009), Yadin-Israel separates Sifra into two strata: named statements, which he takes to be authentically Tannaitic, and "the anonymous Sifra.