- 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
מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה repetition/recapitulation of Torah
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand, California
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
Also known as the Yad haChazakah, "the strong hand" in Hebrew.
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