Mishnah Berurah


Mishnah Berurah (MISH-nuh BROO-ruh) listen


  • n. A book of commentary on the 'Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chayim' by Israel Meir of Radin, the Chofetz Chaim.

Example Sentences

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

  • "You don't know where to stand the Chanukah lights? Then look it up in the Mishna Brura." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • 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


      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


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

      Alternative Spellings

      Mishna Berura, Mishnah Brurah, Mishna Brura, Mishnah Brurah


  • 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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