or Ha·la·kah, Ha·la·chah, Ha·la·cha
[hah-law-khuh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khaw]
- (often lowercase) the entire body of Jewish law and tradition comprising the laws of the Bible, the oral law as transcribed in the legal portion of the Talmud, and subsequent legal codes amending or modifying traditional precepts to conform to contemporary conditions.
- a law or tradition established by the Halakhah.
Origin of Halakhah
First recorded in 1855–60, Halakhah is from the Hebrew word hălākhāh, literally, way
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Examples from the Web for halakhah
As a Jew committed to halakhah, I admit I do not understand this calculus.The Chief Rabbinate Proves Jews Would Be Better Off without It
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Traditional teaching was, however, not confined to halakhah.
The halakhah was by no means inferior in prestige to the written Law.