Mishneh Torah


Mishneh Torah (MISH-nuh TOR-uh) listen


  • 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


  • 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


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

      Alternative Spellings

      Mishne Torah, Mishneh Toreh, Mishne Tore, Mishne Toyre, Mishneh Toyreh, Mishnah Toyreh, Mishna Toyre


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

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