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Torah (Hebrew: "Teaching" or "Law"), in Judaism, is in a narrow sense the Five Books of Moses, in the broadest sense all of God’s revealed teachings for Jews and non-Jews.

In Rabbinic Judaism, the Oral Torah are those laws, statutes, and legal interpretations that were not recorded in the Five Books of Moses, the Written Torah, but nonetheless are regarded by Orthodox Jews as prescriptive and co-given. The Talmud is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism.

See the "External links" section regarding the non-religious documentary hypothesis on the origin of the Five Books of Moses.

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