(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.
- Ha·la·khic [huh-lah-khik, -lak-ik], /həˈlɑ xɪk, -ˈlæk ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Halakhah in a sentence
If competing courts interpret Halakhah differently, all the better.A Divorce Made in Heaven: Don’t Reform Israel’s State Rabbinate. Shut It Down. | Gershom Gorenberg | December 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Gershom Gorenberg | October 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Traditional teaching was, however, not confined to Halakhah.
The Halakhah was by no means inferior in prestige to the written Law.