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- (Judaism) A section of a book in the Hebrew text of the Tanakh, which may be open (a petuhah) or closed (a setumah).
- (Judaism) One of 54 sections of the Torah read weekly by religious Jews, particularly in the synagogue on the morning of the Jewish Sabbath
- The most common plural forms are parashiyot and parashot; less common are parashoth and parashiot. Rarely, the plurals parashahs, parashioth and parashiyoth may also be found.
section of the Tanakh