Halakhah

Halakhah

[hah-law-khuh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khaw]
noun, plural Halakhahs Hebrew, Halakhoth, Halakhot, Halakhos [Sephardic Hebrew hah-lah-khawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-law-khohs] , for 2.
1.
(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.
2.
a law or tradition established by the Halakhah.


Origin:
1855–60; < Hebrew hălākhāh, literally, way

Halakhic [huh-lah-khik, -lak-ik] , adjective
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