n. "Jewish law" (JPS).
"According to halachah, one can't eat chicken and milk together."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb הלכה halakhá, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Heb הלכה halókhe
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
halakha, halocho, halokho, halachah, halakhah, haloche, halokhe, halocheh, halokheh
Plural halachot / halachos. When used in the plural, usually refers to the set of laws regarding a particular topic. When used in conjunction with a following noun, the plural is hilchos.
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