Definition of minhag
1 : Jewish religious custom
2 : the form of Hebrew liturgy prevailing in a particular community
3 : local Jewish religious practices not specified in the Talmud or medieval rabbinical codes but having authority through long observance
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Origin and Etymology of minhag
Hebrew minhāgh custom
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