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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A rabbinic ordinance initiating a practice not directly based on biblical authority or oral tradition.

Usage examples (26)
  • Among those who fought the takkanah were the Rambam (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, 1138 – 1204) in Egypt and Rabbenu Jacob ben Meir Tam of France (c.
  • This was another takkanah promulgated by Rabbenu Gershom.
  • The takkanah forbidding divorcing a woman against her will.
  • The takkanah of the Spanish sages against desertion of wives. for more
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