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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.






(Judaism) Judaism relating to or connected with the Halacha
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Ram Zahavi, director of Religious Education in the Education Ministry, said religious schools go by the halachic rulings of the rabbinate, which state that girls should not enlist in the army.
Goshen-Gottstein's study highlights the points that, on the one hand, medieval rabbinic conceptualizations of Avoda Zara which were developed in response to Christianity cannot be mechanically applied in halachic rulings to Hindu universes, and, on the other hand, the ongoing encounters with Hinduism can surprisingly illuminate certain dimensions of Jewish thought.
Unless a woman obtains a halachic divorce ("get") from her first husband, any children of another relationship would be considered mamzers, illegitimate, and unable to marry into any other Jewish family.
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