Halacha

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Etymology[edit]

The word "halacha" is a transliteration of the Hebrew הֲלָכָה(halakhá). The word derives from the Hebrew root הלך‎ which means "to walk." Therefore, halacha does not literally translate to "law." Sometimes Jews describe halacha, based on its etymology, as "the way we walk."

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  • IPA(key): /həˈlʌχə/, /həlɑːˈχɑː/

Noun[edit]

Halacha (plural Halachot or Halachoth or Halachos or Halachas)

  1. A law or tradition established by the Halacha.[1]
  2. A law/tradition by which Jews live. These are derived from the Torah and from later rabbinic literature.

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Halacha

  1. Jewish law, taken as a whole

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  1. ^ Random House Unabridged Dictionary