Halakah


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Ha·la·cha

or Ha·la·khah also Ha·la·kah  (hä′lä-KHä′, hä-lä′KHə, -lô′-)
n. Judaism
The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures.

[Hebrew hălākâ, rule, tradition, from hālak, to go; see hlk in Semitic roots.]

Ha·lach′ic (hə-lä′KHĭk) adj.

Halaka, Halakah, Halachah

the entire body of Jewish law, comprising Biblical laws, oral laws transcribed in the Talmud, and subsequent codes altering traditional teachings. — Halakist, Halachist, n. — Halakic, adj.
See also: Judaism
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Noun1.Halakah - Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
Talmudic literature - (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
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Soloveitchik on the sacred events generated by the halakah on the Yamim Nora'im (high holidays).
Various forms of modern Judaism, especially after the emancipation and then in pluralistic America, reinterpreted halakah to open Jews and Judaism to their surrounding cultures as a way of integrating into general society.
However, Sanders argues that different views of interpretation and disputes on halakah among different groups and sects in Judaism--but especially among Pharisees, calling themselves 'not only true Jews, or nor only true Pharisees'--recall the standard high view of the Mishnah, regardless if this referred to a historical situation of the year 20 or 220 CE.
Lo que esta en juego aqui es la Halakah farisaica (Hubner, 1997), la forma de interpretar la Torah para la vida.
The Hebrew term for walking is lecet, a term related to the Jewish concept of halakah, a word that summarizes all ethical action.
Hanson, "The Law of Reproof: A Qumranic Exemplar of Pre-Rabbinic Halakah," Hebrew Studies 47 (2006): 211-225, esp.
Thus argues Lloyd Bailey, a Methodist Hebrew Bible scholar: "One should not deduce halakah (ethical guidelines) from haggadah (scriptural narrative).
New York: Toledoth Ha- Halakah Publication Committee, 1935-50).
When our forces come across civilians during a war or in hot pursuit or in a raid, so long as there is no certainty that those civilians are incapable of harming our forces, then according to Halakah [Jewish law] they may and even should be killed.
The halakah of Jesus of Nazareth according to the Gospel of Matthew.
En las fuentes del judaismo palestino y en el alejandrino es algo conocido que la misma cita, que en la fuente original se refiere no a la pena capital de la crucifixion sino a la exposicion de los cadaveres para escarnio publico, asume el caracter de una halakah de tipo normativo.
Todo lo contrario que el habia aprendido en su formacion en el halakah y en su maestro Maimonides, para quien el verdadero saber llega de noche y a traves de los suenos.