Mishneh Torah

Pronunciations

mishneh torah (MISH-nuh TOR-uh)

Definitions

  • n. A 12th-century code of religious law in fourteen parts written by Moses Maimonides.

Example Sentences

  • While most Jews follow the Shulchan Aruch, Yemenites follow the Mishneh Torah, the Yad Hazakah.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה repetition/recapitulation of Torah

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • California
      • Australia / New Zealand
      • South Africa
      • Great Britain
      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

  • Also known as the Yad haChazakah, "the strong hand" in Hebrew.

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