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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Definition for halacha (2 of 2)
or Ha·la·kah, Ha·la·chah, Ha·la·cha
noun, plural Ha·la·khahs, Hebrew Ha·la·khoth, Ha·la·khot, Ha·la·khos [Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khohs] /Sephardic Hebrew hɑ lɑˈxɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌhɑ lɔˈxoʊs/ for 2.
Origin of Halakhah
OTHER WORDS FROM HalakhahHa·la·khic [huh-lah-khik, -lak-ik] /həˈlɑ xɪk, -ˈlæk ɪk/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for halacha
It must, of course, be borne in mind that Halacha and Haggada are not separate works; they are two fibres of the same thread.Jewish Literature and Other Essays|Gustav Karpeles
Abbahu, the only one who was a native of Juda, was a person of much originality, but of no authority in the Halacha.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
He admitted philosophy into his religious Code, and conceded it a place of equal importance with the Halacha.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Halacha was the rule of religious praxis, a sort of Directorium Judaicum: Haggada was the result of free religious reflection.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
What was the merit of the school of Hillel that the Halacha should be pronounced to be according to it?
British Dictionary definitions for halacha
Halaka or Halakha
- Jewish religious law
- a ruling on some specific matter
- that part of the Talmud which is concerned with legal matters as distinct from homiletics
- Jewish legal literature in general