When Jews talk about a Torah, they mean a handwritten Five Books of Moses scroll that is protected by a decorative cover when not in use.
Torah scrolls are written in Hebrew and portions of them are chanted during worship services several times per week. The melody of the chanting can vary according to community tradition as well as the liturgical time of year.
When Jews talk about Torah in a general sense, they mean all of Jewish textual and oral tradition, or any part thereof.
Torah study is built into Jewish religious life.
Different movements of Judaism emphasize different aspects of Torah study.