Rabbis Darby Leigh and Roni Handler demonstrate the blessing after the The Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general. reading in ASL and Hebrew singing.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר נָתַן לָנוּ תּוֹרַת אֱמֶת וְחַיֵּי עוֹלָם נָטַע בְּתוֹכֵנוּ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אֲדֹנָי נוֹתֵן הַתּוֹרָה.
Barukh atah Adonai eloheynu melekh haolam asher natan lanu torat emet v’khayey olam nata b’tokheynu. Barukh atah Adonai noten haTorah.
Blessed are you, Adonai, our G-d, King of the world, that gave us the true Torah putting within us eternal life. Blessed are you, Adonai, who gave the Torah.