A takkanah (plural takkanot) is a major legislative enactment within halakha (Jewish law), the normative system of Judaism`s laws. A takkanah is an enactment which (1) revises an ordinance that no longer satisfies the requirements of the times or circumstances, or which (2), being deduced from a Biblical passage, may be regarded as new. It is, th....
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in Judaism, a regulation promulgated by rabbinic authority to promote the common good or to foster the spiritual development of those under its ... [1 related articles]
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