Pronunciation: (hä-lô'khu; Seph. Heb.hä-lä-khä'; Ashk. Heb.hä"lô-khô'), [key]
—pl. -la•khahs, Heb. -la•khoth, -la•khot, -la•khosPronunciation: ( Seph.-lä-khôt'; Ashk.-lô-khōs') [key] for 2.
1. (often l.c.) the entire body of Jewish law and tradition comprising the laws of the Bible, the oral law as transcribed in the legal portion of the Talmud, and subsequent legal codes amending or modifying traditional precepts to conform to contemporary conditions.
2. a law or tradition established by the Halakhah. Also,Halakah,Halachah,Halacha.
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