Variant of parashah
- any of the sections into which the Pentateuch is divided for reading during a year in the synagogue on the Sabbath
- any of various selections from the Pentateuch for reading on the holy days
- any of the subsections into which such sections are divided
Origin: Heb pārāshāh, literally , an explanation: akin to perish from source pharisee
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