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or Halakah, Halachah, Halacha

[hah-law-khuh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khaw] /hɑˈlɔ xə; Sephardic Hebrew hɑ lɑˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ lɔˈxɔ/
noun, plural Halakhahs Hebrew, Halakhoth, Halakhot, Halakhos
[Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khohs] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑ lɑˈxɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ lɔˈxoʊs/ (Show IPA),
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(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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[huh-lah-khik, -lak-ik] /həˈlɑ xɪk, -ˈlæk ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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