Mishneh Torah

Definitions

  • 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

Etymology

מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה repetition/recapitulation of Torah

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand, California

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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

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