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What is the Torah and why is it important to Jews?
The Torah is a section in the Jewish `Bible' TeNaKh, T Torah, N Nevi'im and K Ketuvims, although
the Torah itself is sometimes known as `the Bible'. The Torah consists of five books, the first five
from the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. These books are: Genesis (Bereishis), Exodus
(Shemos), Leviticus (Vayikra), Numbers (Bamidbar) and Deuteronomy (Devarium).
The Torah is important to Jews as it is the word of G-d; Jews believe that the Torah was revealed to
mankind when G-d spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai when the Israelites were wandering the desert,
meaning that it is the exact record of the word from G-d. The Torah gives guidance for Jews, which
they know is from G-d, and so the Torah is important to them.