noun, often capitalized \hä-ˈlä-ə, ˌhä-lə-ˈä\

Definition of HALACHA

:  the body of Jewish law supplementing the scriptural law and forming especially the legal part of the Talmud
ha·lach·ic also ha·lakh·ic \hə-ˈla-kik, hä-ˈlä-\ adjective often capitalized

Variants of HALACHA

ha·la·cha also ha·la·kha \hä-ˈlä-ə, ˌhä-lə-ˈä\

Origin of HALACHA

Hebrew halākhāh, literally, way
First Known Use: 1856


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