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Halacha

[ hah-law-khuh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khaw ]
/ hɑˈlɔ xə; Sephardic Hebrew hɑ lɑˈxɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ lɔˈxɔ /
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noun, plural Ha·la·chas, Hebrew Ha·la·choth, Ha·la·chot, Ha·la·chos [Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khohs]. /Sephardic Hebrew hɑ lɑˈxɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ lɔˈxoʊs/. (often lowercase)
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Halacha

Halaka or Halakha

/ (Hebrew hɑlɑˈxɑː, Yiddish hɑˈloxə) /

noun
  1. Jewish religious law
  2. a ruling on some specific matter
  1. that part of the Talmud which is concerned with legal matters as distinct from homiletics
  2. Jewish legal literature in general

Word Origin for Halacha

from Hebrew hǎlākhāh way
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