Definition of Sefer in US English:

Sefer

noun

Judaism
  • 1A book of Hebrew religious literature.

    • ‘This Sefer suggests that Moshe here was really wondering what he would do if Paroh would listen to him while his own people reject him.’
    • ‘It is framed by countings in both its opening and closing, and many (including Netziv and Ramban) have commented on this particular structure, noting that it informs us of the very essence of the Sefer.’
    • ‘This is a powerful way of starting Mishnah Torah, the last Sefer in the Chumash.’
    • ‘The Sefer starts off with a detailed counting of Bnai Yisrael.’
    • ‘Sefer Vayikra is referred to by the name Torat Kohanim because the Sefer consists mainly of korbanot and other rituals performed by the Kohanim.’
    1. 1.1 A scroll containing the Torah or Pentateuch.

Origin

From Hebrew sēp̱er tōrāh ‘book of (the) Law’.

Pronunciation

Sefer

/ˈsefer/