halakah

noun, often capitalized ha·la·kah
variants: or halachah or halacha \häˈläḵä, ˌhäläˈḵä, həˈläkə\

Definition of halakah

plural halakahs \-ḵäz, -kəz\ or halakoth or halachoth \häˈläˌḵōth, ˌhäläˈḵōth, -ōt, -ōs\
:the body of Jewish oral laws supplementing the scriptural law and forming especially the legal part of the Talmud — compare aggadah , midrash

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Origin and Etymology of halakah

Hebrew hălākhāh, literally, way


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