n. An authoritative collection of exegetical material embodying the oral tradition of Jewish law and forming the first part of the Talmud.
n. A part, section, or piece of the Mishnah (generally uncapitalized)
"Most passages in the Mishnah contain a dispute between different rabbinic sages." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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- South Africa
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- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Plural mishnayot / mishnayes / mishnayos.
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