Definition of Halacha

1. Noun. Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures.

Exact synonyms: Halaka, Halakah
Generic synonyms: Talmudic Literature



Definition of Halacha

1. n. The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.

Definition of Halacha

1. Noun. A law or tradition established by the Halacha.Random House Unabridged Dictionary ¹

2. Proper noun. Jewish Talmudic law, taken as a whole. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Halacha) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Halacha

1. the legal part of the Talmud [n -CHAS or -CHOT or -CHOTH] : HALACHIC [adj]

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Literary usage of Halacha

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1. Introduction to the Talmud: Historical and Literary Introduction, Legal by Moses Mielziner (1903)
"To halacha' belongs that which has bearing upon tne law, ... The principal branches of the halacha are indicated by the names of the six divisions of the ..."

2. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1877)
"THE halacha AND THE HAGADA. ALL who have interested themselves in the endeavour to acquire any knowledge of the Talmud are aware that the Rabbis who have ..."

3. The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn (1922)
"THE DISPUTE IN THE halacha ...TOLD of in the Book "Bava-Metzia; or, The Middle Gate" of the ... Shall a carob-tree discourse to us regarding the halacha? ..."

4. The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, with Historical Surveys by Charles F Horne (1917)
"THE TALMUD THE halacha CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW I THE HOLY DAYS " When do justice and good will meet ? When the contending parties can be made to peaceably ..."

5. Stray Leaves from Strange Literature: Stories Reconstructed Form the Anvari by Lafcadio Hearn (1912)
"... the gates that are marked with the halacha more than the synagogue» and the school». Now, in those days there was a dispute between the ..."

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