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Term Main definition
chalakah

הלכה‎

chalakah- Hebrew for "the path" or "the way".  This comes from the Hebrew root word chalak ("to walk").  In Judaism chalakah refers to the collective body of Jewish law (Biblical law, talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions.  Plural chalachot.  Pronounced khah lah KAH.  From Strong's #1983.

 

Synonyms - halak, halakh
chalakot

הלכת

chalakot- A plural Hebrew word meaning "the paths" or "the ways".  This comes from the Hebrew root word halak ("to walk").  In Judaism it refers to the collective body of Jewish law (Biblical law, talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions.  Singular chalakah.  Pronounced khah lah KOHT.  From Strong's #1983.

 

Channukah

חנכה‎

Channukah (various English spellings) - The name Channukah derives from the Hebrew verb hanukh meaning "to dedicate".  This refers to the 165 BCE rededication of the Holy Temple in Yerushalayim after the Maccabeean revolution against the Seleucid [Greek] empire and their attempt to Hellenize the Jews.  Pronounced KHAH new kah.

 

Chavah

חוה

Chavah- The literal Hebrew name of Eve. This Hebrew name means "life giver" and is the name Adam gave to his wife. (Gen 3:20).  Strongs #2332.  Pronounced CHAH vah.

 

choq

חק

choq- A Hebrew word meaning "statute" usually referring to a commandment whose meaning or reason is obscure.  These are one of three types of "commandments" given in Scripture: mitzvah, mishpat, and choq.  A primary example of a choq is the divine command regarding the red hefer.  Strongs #2706.  Pronounced KHOHQ.  Plural "chuqqim".

 

chumash

חומש‎

chumash- A book containing the first 5 books of Scripture [the books of Moses]: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (in Hebrew: Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bamidbar, and Devarim) including traditional commentary about those books.  Pronounced khoo MAHSH.  Plural chumashim.

 

Torah Portion

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