n. A 12th-century code of religious law in fourteen parts written by Moses Maimonides.
While most Jews follow the Shulchan Aruch, Yemenites follow the Mishneh Torah, the Yad Hazakah.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה repetition/recapitulation of Torah
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
Also known as the Yad haChazakah, "the strong hand" in Hebrew.
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