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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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Yeshaya presents a cycle of 100 poems on the parashot by 12th-century Egyptian Karaite poet Moses Dar'i.
The idea for a collection of commentaries on the parashot addressed exclusively to men grew out of Salkin's belief that while "we don't know what will attract men back to the synagogue, I think helping men see diemselves in Torah at least invites this process.
Linking weekly parashot [biblical readings] with his quest for certainty, Mendelsohn reflects on the connection between the section on Noah, with its account of the destruction of the world, and the Shoah.
Homilies in the Neo-Aramaic of the Kurdistani Jews on the Parashot Wayhi, Beshallah and Yitro, Edition, Hebrew Translation and Glossary [in Hebrew].
As she guides me through the reading of Shemot, enriching the weekly parashot with a deft use of classical commentaries including the Chassidic masters, my Torah study leads me to reach for an understanding of our people's ancient history as present experience.
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