halachic (huh-LUKH-ik) listen


  • adj. Relating to or dictated by halacha.

  • adj. Permissible or acceptable according to halacha.

Example Sentences

  • "I believe conversion is a most serious matter and requires a robust procedure. Invariably there will be a significant gap between a halachic conversion and other, broader definitions of Jewishness." (source)

  • "While numerous solutions to the agunah problem have been proposed, only one has received the backing of many prominent halachic authorities and consistently lived up to its promise of preventing situations of get recalcitrance." (source)

  • "Some people believe it's not halachic to even pick up a writing utensil on Shabbat."

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew


  • halacha + Eng. adjectival suffix -ic

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

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