Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A traditional law deduced from the Bible; a law or rule regarding a matter or case on which there is no direct enactment in the Mosaic law, derived by analogy from this law, and included in the Mishna as a binding precept.

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Examples

  • Wheat and barley, which are basic staples, are compared to Jewish law, "halachah" in Hebrew, which literally means "the way we walk."

    Aish Weekly Articles

  • It's a spiritual energy that doesn't belong exclusively to women, and can be creatively embraced within halachah.

    David Suissa: A Woman's Spiritual Edge

  • Legally, Jewish identity is defined both by halachah Jewish law and by the Israeli Supreme court according to the status of the child's mother: if the mother is Jewish, the child is Jewish.

    Miriam Pollack: Circumcision: Identity, Gender And Power

  • I get turned around and confused in the complexity that is halachah.

    Life without cheese . . .

  • On the other hand, the ingredient itself-- the rennet is Kosher, it is the mixture of the rennet and the milk that violates halachah and maybe does not.

    Life without cheese . . .

  • However, as Adler points out, it is important internally for progressive Judaism to have a sense of halachah.

    YOUR HEAD A SPLODE | Jewschool

  • Aggadah is so hard to define that sometimes people punt and define it as “not halachah”.

    YOUR HEAD A SPLODE | Jewschool

  • I understand why Orthodox Judaism has to see Reform Judaism as outside the scope of halachah (by the Orthodox definition), but it is damaging when Reform Jews (including, apparently, Rabbi Yoffie) internalize this and see themselves as “not halachic”.

    YOUR HEAD A SPLODE | Jewschool

  • I understand why Orthodox Judaism has to see Reform Judaism as outside the scope of halachah (by the Orthodox definition), but it is damaging when Reform Jews (including, apparently, Rabbi Yoffie) internalize this and see themselves as “not halachic”.

    YOUR HEAD A SPLODE | Jewschool

  • While we discussed this tonight we wondered out loud…if halachah and observance was so important to you, why would you go to a reform camp?

    Reform Teens Revolt | Jewschool

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