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or halacha
[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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It is easy to say "Separate the spiritual from the temporal"--yet for halakhah there can be no such distinction.
The rabbi cited halakhah to respond to a totally new situation in the history of the Jewish people.
The bedrock of the kahal, as in all states, was an independent legal system that was substantially but not exclusively informed by halakhah (Epstein 1962; Stern 2001; Gottleib 2006: 10; Brenner 2010: 156).
It is within these texts that the debate on the nature of halakhah begins.
Pereyra urges the faithful to embrace Judaism wholeheartedly by cleansing their souls and performing good works in accordance with Halakhah to "recover so much lost time.
Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics.
Jewish law, called Halakhah in Hebrew, is compromised of the written law in the Hebrew Bible, and the oral law, later partially transcribed in the Talmud.
180) Rabbi Borshtein, Director of the Puah Institute of Halakhah and Reproductive Technology in Jerusalem, has stated that under his guidance a number of women have received private permission from various Orthodox halakhic authorities, permitting the procedure and contract as it is designated in the Israeli law.
95) The Orthodox members of the Knesset, who were part of a coalition government with Ben Gurion as Prime Minister, claimed that Israel's constitution must be based on the Torah and Talmud,(96) namely, the Halakhah.
He is working on a commentary on the book of Leviticus and the development of the notion of a Christian halakhah (ethics) based on the New Testament use of the Torah.
An important part of Jewish wisdom takes the form of a structure of laws, called in Hebrew Halakhah ("the path").