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[Heb.,=law], in Judaism, the body of law regulating all aspects of life, including religious ritual, familial and personal status, civil relations, criminal law, and relations with non-Jews.
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Similarly, in The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society, Bleich writes that however well meaning attempts at establishing communal rabbinic courts that would include Conservative and Reform rabbis for purposes of conversion are, it is nevertheless forbidden to do so.
Finalmente, ha ainda um sentido mais generico, que se expressa quando o termo Kosher e empregado como um adjetivo, qualificando qualquer tipo de alimento que tenha sido produzido ou preparado segundo as tradicoes e regras judaicas descritas na Halacha.
He was trying to prove to Rabbi Maimon that the premise that Israel was a state governed by law and not by Halacha was accepted by the religious parties, too.
Journal of Halacha & Contemporary Society, XLII (Spring).
25) The question of whether or not there is any idea of spontaneous political order in halacha still requires elucidation.
Instead, they study the halacha (at least those parts that impinge on their personal lives) on their own and reach their own, more lenient conclusions.
Although Israel's law of return allows anybody with a Jewish grandparent to immigrate to Israel, according to Halacha or Jewish law, a person is only considered "a real Jew" if their mother is Jewish.
While some had officially converted under halacha, others claimed ancestral heritage that others deemed tenuous at best-either as descendents from the Hebrew Israelites depicted in the Tanach, as descendants from racial and religious intermixing in the West Indies, or as the descendents of African slaves who were Lost Tribe members dispelled from ancient Jerusalem who then migrated into West Africa where they were later sold into slavery.
Rabbi Schlomo Aviner, a leading religious Zionist halacha authority, recently published an article with an unequivocal demand that people sign up for donor cards, the Post reported.
Common in Los Angeles and most big American cities, the eruv -- a thin monofilament line strung from light pole to light pole to symbolically extend a Jew's private domain to everything within the loop -- would enable Jews to carry keys and push strollers on the Sabbath without violating Halacha, or Jewish law.
These Rabbis seek to make the Halacha (set of Jewish statutes) accessible to the broad public, so that anyone can turn to a Rabbi.