n. Disagreement, dispute, argument, conflict, especially one about a halachic issue.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
Heb מחלוקת makhlóket 'dispute, controversy', Yiddish makhlóykes
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
machlokes, makhloyke, makhloykes
This usually refers to a rabbinic arguments, but in modern times can refer to any disagreement.
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