HALAKHAH


HALAKHAH
   JEWISH law which forms part of the MIDRASH.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • HALAKHAH — DEFINITION The word halakhah (from the root halakh, to go ), the legal side of Judaism (as distinct from aggadah, the name given to the nonlegal material, particularly of the rabbinic literature), embraces personal, social, national, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Halakhah — Halakhic /heuh lah khik, lak ik/, adj. /hah law kheuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah lah khah /; Ashk. Heb. /hah law khaw /, n., pl. Halakhahs, Heb. Halakhoth, Halakhot, Halakhos Seph. / lah khawt /; Ashk. / law khohs / for 2. 1. (often l.c.) the entire body… …   Universalium

  • halakhah — ha•la•khah [[t]hɑˈlɔ xə, hɑ lɑˈxɑ[/t]] n. pl. la•khahs, la•khoth, la•khot [[t] lɑˈxɔt[/t]] 1) jud the body of Jewish law, comprising the oral law as transcribed in the Talmud and subsequent legal codes and rabbinical decisions 2) jud a law or… …   From formal English to slang

  • Halakhah — Halakhic /heuh lah khik, lak ik/, adj. /hah law kheuh/; Seph. Heb. /hah lah khah /; Ashk. Heb. /hah law khaw /, n., pl. Halakhahs, Heb. Halakhoth, Halakhot, Halakhos Seph. / lah khawt /; Ashk. / law khohs / for 2. 1. (often l.c.) the entire body… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Halakhah — Halakha Les Juifs et le judaïsme Généralités Qui est Juif ? · Terminologie · Conversion Judaïsme : Principes de foi Noms de Dieu dans le judaïsme Tanakh (Bible hébraïque) : Torah · …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Halakhah — n. entire body of Jewish law and tradition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • HALAKHAH LE-MOSHE MI-SINAI — (Heb. הֲלָכָה לְמשֶׁה מִסִּינַי; a law given to Moses at Sinai ). As part of the oral law , a number of laws, possessing biblical authority but neither stated in Scripture nor derived by hermeneutical principles, are stated in rabbinic literature …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TECHNOLOGY AND HALAKHAH — Halakhah deals with the prescription of the behavior of the individual, the family, the community, and a Jewish state. It encompasses all the actions in one s life. It sets forth both the principles and the guidelines along which day to day… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MIDRESHEI HALAKHAH — (Heb. מִדְךְשׁי הֲלָכָה; Halakhic Midrashim ), the appellation given to a group of tannaitic expositions on four books of the Pentateuch. This body of tannaitic literature will be discussed below under the following headings: (1) Characteristics… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LEVITES IN THE HALAKHAH — The levite has no privileges, neither through personal or family status nor any special sanctity, and it was ruled that the levite is equivalent to the Israelite in all things, including ritual defilement through contact with a corpse, which is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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