Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Conduct; usage; custom: applied to religious practices and customs which, though not based upon scriptural injunctions, have come to be considered binding.
“David-ther is a statement of Rabbeinu Tam in a Tosfos in the beginning of Gittin that the letters that form the word minhag can also spell Gehinnom.”
“The Hebrew word for tradition, 'minhag' spelled backwards is 'Gahnim' (hell). ”
“Any bar or bat mitvah, girl or boy, woman or man, who has completed the rite of passage, can chant the Torah according to the minhag custom in their congregation.”
“The halacha enjoins respecting the minhag hamakom, specifically in order to maintain peace—and this with respect to totally normative practices, which women wearing a tallis, and having a “minyan” are surely not even if special dispensation can be found for doing these things privately.”
“It was rather between halakhah as determined in the bet midrash and minhag (custom) that evolved within the feminine sphere of religious life.”
“The Ashkenazi ruling, on the other hand, was much more inclined to validate minhag.”
“For many established Jews, that transformed religion was to be more like American Reform Judaism than the minhag Eastern European immigrants had brought with them.”
“Slonik placed a high premium on communal minhag, or custom.”
“Various other foods with a symbolic meaning may be served, depending on local minhag ("custom"), such as cooked tongue or other meat from the head of an animal or fish (to symbolize the "head" of the year).”
“Few folks are actively questioning the halachic reasoning of anything they do, and the distinction between minhag and halacha is blurred to the point of meaninglessness.”
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