- 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.