- any of the laws or ordinances not written down in the Jewish Scriptures but based on an oral interpretation of them
- the part of the Talmud devoted to such laws and ordinances
Also sp. Ha·la·khah′
Origin of HalakhaClassical Hebrew (language) halacha, rule, law (by which to go, or guide oneself) ; from verb root hlk, to go
See also Aggada
(plural halakhot or halakhoth or halakhos)
- Alternative spelling of Halacha.
- The regularly-formed English plural halakhas is attested as well, though is not as common as any of the above-listed forms.