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Scroll of the Law

Scroll of the Law (Heb., sefer torah). The scroll on which the Jewish Pentateuch is inscribed. The Scroll of the law is always used for public reading in the synagogue. It is written by a qualified scribe and, when not in use, it is kept in the synagogue Ark. It is the most revered of ritual objects. Sefer Torah is the title of a Minor Tractate in the Talmud, concerned mainly with guidance for scribes.

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Sefer Torah

Sefer Torah (scroll on which Pentateuch is inscribed): see SCROLL OF THE LAW.

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