Sefer Torah

A Sefer Torah (Hebrew: סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה; "Book of Torah"; plural: סִפְרֵי תּוֹרָה Sifrei Torah) or Torah scroll is a handwritten copy of the Torah, meaning the five books of Moses (the first books of the Hebrew Bible). The Torah scroll is mainly used in the ritual of Torah reading during Jewish prayers. At other times, it is stored in the holiest spot within a synagogue, the Torah ark, which is usually an ornate curtained-off cabinet or section of the synagogue built along the wall that most closely faces Jerusalem, the direction Jews face when praying.

A Sephardic Torah Scroll rolled up to the first paragraph of the Shema.
An Ashkenaz Torah scroll at old Glockengasse Synagogue, Cologne.
Tora Cases at Tiphearth Israel Synagogue, Mumbai, India
Tora Cases at Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai, India

The text of the Torah is also commonly printed and bound in book form for non-ritual functions, called a Chumash (plural Chumashim) ("five-part", for the five books of Moses), and is often accompanied by commentaries or translations.