or Ha·la·kah, Ha·la·chah, Ha·la·cha
[ 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 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.
(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.
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Origin of Halakhah
First recorded in 1855–60, Halakhah is from the Hebrew word hălākhāh, literally, way
OTHER WORDS FROM HalakhahHa·la·khic [huh-lah-khik, -lak-ik], /həˈlɑ xɪk, -ˈlæk ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby Halakhah
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Example sentences from the Web for Halakhah
The halakhah was by no means inferior in prestige to the written Law.
Traditional teaching was, however, not confined to halakhah.