Mishnah Berurah

Alternative Spellings

Mishna Berura, Mishnah Brurah

Definitions

  • commentary on Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim by Israel Meir of Radin, aka the Chofetz Chaim

Example Sentences

  • He doesn't really know halachah, he just studied what to do out of the Mishnah Berurah.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

משנה ברורה "clarified teaching (i.e., teaching made clear)"

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

It is a very stringent interpretation of halachah, and is often studied by yeshivah students due to its clarity and easy Hebrew.

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