Written Torah (TOH-ruh)
The scriptures that non-Jews call the Old Testament, that Jews often call the Tanakh (TNK). It includes the Torah (T, the first five books of Moses), the books of the Prophets (N, Nevi'im) and the Writings (K, Ketuvim). This is contrasted with Oral Torah, the traditions interpreting the written Torah that were not written down until later days.