Minhag



[Sephardic Hebrew meen-hahg; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-hahg] /Sephardic Hebrew minˈhɑg; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɪn hɑg/

noun, plural minhagim
[Sephardic Hebrew meen-hah-geem; Ashkenazic Hebrew min-hah-gim] /Sephardic Hebrew min hɑˈgim; Ashkenazic Hebrew mɪnˈhɑ gɪm/ (Show IPA). Hebrew.
1.
a custom or procedure among Jews that is so firmly established as to have almost the binding force of law.
noun

an accepted or binding tradition or set of traditions in a Jewish community; also, the form of liturgy used by a particular Jewish community
Examples

Minhag is an important ingredient of halakhah.
Word Origin

1843; Heb. ‘custom’
Usage Note

pl. minhag or minhagim

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