- "Jewish law" (JPS)
- "According to halachah, one can't eat chicken and milk together."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb הלכה halakhá, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Heb הלכה halókhe
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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).
a common word is the adjective form, halachic / halakhic / halakhik.
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