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  • n. Alternative spelling of Halacha.


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  • Both Judaism and Islam are guided by religious law in Judaism called halakha, in Islam called sharia.

    Rabbi Michael M. Cohen: Nature Without Borders

  • But there are hundreds of thousands of traditionally observant American Jews who adhere to a system of religious law halakha and questions about their loyalty have long ceased being tolerated.

    Joshua Stanton: Islamophobia: Increasingly Ordinary And Therefore Most Terrible

  • Should I try a session on Crusades and Medieval persecution or one on what do when halakha and ethics collide?

    Danna Harman: What I Learned At Limmud

  • The mission of JOFA is to expand the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women in Orthodox Jewish life within the framework of halakha [Jewish law].

    Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

  • Elsewhere, Prothero calls the 16th-century work the Shulchan Aruch (literally, "set table") the "most authoritative collection of halakha (Jewish 'law' or 'way') after the Talmud."

    Menachem Wecker: Stephen Prothero's Jewish Problem

  • For Orthodox couples, this first year is often a struggle to navigate the two weeks on, 12 days off cycle of physical intimacy mandated by halakha, or Jewish law.

    Despite Much to Kvetch About, They're Happy

  • It used to be, and still is in some Jewish circles, that a sharp distinction was made between praxis (halakha, torah observance) and belief (orthodoxy).

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • However, she rejected halakha [Jewish law] until her daughter wanted an observant home.

    Norma Fields Furst.

  • She names important women who, though not holding the title “rabbi,” fulfilled rabbinical functions, most specifically as decisors of halakha.

    Regina Jonas.

  • Women who complete this rigorous program, which is akin to a program of rabbinic ordination granted within the Orthodox community, receive a certificate of recognition for dedicating three years to the intensive and advanced study of Talmud and halakha (Jewish law).

    Drisha Institute for Jewish Education.


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