from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The annual and other contributions sent by Jews for the support of their brethren in the Holy Land. It. is divided according to the decision of the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem.
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Not so if she gave birth to a daughter, though it should be emphasized that the sex of the infant had no direct economic significance — the halukah paid the same allowance for a daughter as for a son.
At first she encountered opposition from rabbinical authorities as well as from some of the parents; the Ashkenazi community boycotted families that sent their daughters to the school and denied them monetary allocations from the halukah.