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Halakhah, Law in Judaism
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Jewish law—Halakhah—denotes the entire subject matter of the Jewish legal system, including public, private, and ritual law. Within the Jewish tradition, law's purview encompasses not only those activities a judicial system normally is understood as able to compel or proh…

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Rackman, Emmanuel, Broyde, Michael and Fishkin, Amy Lynne, “Halakhah, Law in Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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