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Halacha

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Halacha Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Halacha hȧ*lä"kȧ The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halacha an amplification of points not explicitly set forth in the Mosaic law, deduced from it by analogy, and arranged in the collection of legal precepts designated Halachoth
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. halāchāh,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb.,—hālak, to walk.

Usage

In literature:

See HAGGADAH and HALACHA.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
We never held to the Halacha, and we laugh at the Mishna and Talmud and all that.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
It must, of course, be borne in mind that Halacha and Haggada are not separate works; they are two fibres of the same thread.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
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In news:

Midrash concerned with the Law was called Midrash Halacha.
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