from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures.
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- proper n. Jewish Talmudic law, taken as a whole.
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- n. The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.
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- n. Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
A secular court has abrogated to itself a right to strike at the heart of what defines a Jew according to Halacha, which is in my opinion an outrage.
Later Jewish laws (known as Halacha) prevented slaves from being sold out of the Land of Israel, and allowed a slave to move to Israel if he so desired.
"Halacha", just as the mythoi, and genealogiai designate frivolities such as are contained in the Haggada.
Neither the bible, nor the oral tradition or the late Halacha say that women should be externalized.
Halacha is not to be used to demean or embarrass others, and when one behaves in this way, says the Ramban, it disparages the name of G-d and detracts from the true purpose of halacha.
"[There's] nothing in the Halacha [Jewish law] about driving cars I like, about the lifestyle I live."
Half the time, all Charles needs to do is point the camera: the Institute for Science and Halacha, in Jerusalem, is a mad nest of creaking, puffing, Sabbath-circumventing machines — no commentary required.
The letter says “the vast majority of abortions are unnecessary and Halacha Jewish law severely prohibits them” and says as many as 50,000 abortions are done annually in Israel.
This combination of haredi-like observance of Halacha combined with fervently right-wing politics earns them the name “hardal,” a combination of haredi and nationalist (leumi).
In a landmark decision dealing with 12 Messianic Jews who are eligible under the Law of Return for automatic Israeli citizenship but who are not Jewish according to Halacha because their mothers are not Jewish, the Supreme Court ruled on April 16 of this year that the state could not deny them citizenship.