What is the Torah?

Torah scrolls are often dressed with a sash, a special Torah cover, various ornaments and a Keter (crown), although such customs do vary. Congregants traditionally stand in respect when the Torah is brought out of the ark to be read, while it is being carried, and lifted, and likewise while it is returned to the ark, although they may sit during the reading itself.

The word "Torah" has multiple meanings including: A scroll made from kosher animal parchment, with the entire text of the Five Books of Moses written on it; the text of the Five Books of Moses, written in any format; and, the term "Torah" can mean the entire corpus of Jewish law. This includes the Written and the Oral Law.

Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of His chosen people. These ancient stories touch upon history, philosophy, ritual and ethics. Included are stories of individuals, families, wars, slavery and more. Virtually no subject was taboo for Torah. Running through these stories is the unique lens through which His chosen people would come to view their world and their God.

The Torah is our foundation! Whats the Old Testament without the New Testament?  You need both books to fully complete understanding the story in its entirety.  The Torah is just the foundation, the start, our direction.

With Yah’s Manna, you can easily teach your child about the Torah using the Story of Creation, Noah’s Ark, Moses & the 10 Commandments.  Check out all 10 stories but most importantly, learn the stories so that His word can be written on our hearts!

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