Pronunciation: (pär'u-shä", pär'shu; Seph. Heb.pä-rä-shä'; Ashk. Heb. pär'shu), [key]
—pl. Pa•ra•shoth, Pa•ra•shotPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.pä-rä-shôt'), [key] Pa•ra•shi•oth, Pa•ra•shi•otPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.pä-rä-shē-ôt'), [key] Eng., Ashk. Heb. Par•a•shahsPronunciation: (pär'u-shäz", pär'shuz; Ashk. Heb. pär'shuz). [key] Judaism.
1. a portion of the Torah chanted or read each week in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
2. a selection from such a portion, chanted or read in the synagogue on Mondays, Thursdays, and holy days.
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