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Halacha

/Hebrew hɑlɑˈxɑː; Yiddish hɑˈloxə/
noun
1.
  1. Jewish religious law
  2. a ruling on some specific matter
2.
  1. that part of the Talmud which is concerned with legal matters as distinct from homiletics
  2. Jewish legal literature in general
Compare Aggadah (sense 1)
Word Origin
from Hebrew hǎlākhāh way
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