Thorah Township

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Thorah Township is a former municipality that today is a geographic township in the municipality of Brock, Regional Municipality of Durham in Central Ontario, Canada. [1]

Brock, Ontario Township in Ontario, Canada

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History

The township was established as part of York County in 1820. The origin of the name is unclear; it may have been named for the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, known to those in the Jewish Faith as the Torah. The Township was incorporated in 1850 and transferred to Ontario County [2] upon its formation in 1852. The Village of Beaverton, originally part of the township, was incorporated as a separate municipality in 1884.

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Torah Jewish religious text

Torah has a range of meanings. It can most specifically mean the first five books (Pentateuch) of the 24 books of the Tanakh, and is usually printed with the rabbinic commentaries. It can mean the continued narrative from the Book of Genesis to the end of the Tanakh (Malachi), and it can even mean the totality of Jewish teaching, culture and practice, whether derived from biblical texts or later rabbinic writings. Common to all these meanings, Torah consists of the origin of Jewish peoplehood: their call into being by God, their trials and tribulations, and their covenant with their God, which involves following a way of life embodied in a set of moral and religious obligations and civil laws.

Part of the Trent-Severn Waterway was constructed through the northern portion of the Township and opened in 1907.

With the creation of Durham Region in 1974, Thorah was amalgamated with then-Brock Township and the Villages of Beaverton and Cannington to create an expanded Township of Brock.

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References

  1. "Thorah". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada . Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  2. "Map of Ontario County". 1880 Map of Ontario Counties - The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project. McGill University . Retrieved 2012-06-11.

Coordinates: 44°27′22″N79°06′23″W / 44.45611°N 79.10639°W / 44.45611; -79.10639

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