|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||an accepted or binding tradition or set of traditions in a Jewish community; also, the form of liturgy used by a particular Jewish community|
|Example:||Minhag is an important ingredient of halakhah.|
|Etymology:||1843; Heb. 'custom'|
|Usage:||pl. minhag or minhagim|
in Judaism, any religious custom that has acquired the legal binding force of Halakhah, the Jewish legal tradition. Because Halakhah itself can be considered to be based on custom, a minhag can come into force even though it presents an apparent contradiction to previous laws. The problem of minhagim has been a major subject for Judaic scholars.
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