Definition of Mishnah in English:


Line breaks: Mish|nah
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪʃnə


(the Mishnah)
An authoritative collection of exegetical material embodying the oral tradition of Jewish law and forming the first part of the Talmud.


from Hebrew mišnāh '(teaching by) repetition'.



Pronunciation: /-ˈneɪɪk/
More example sentences
  • This is the Mishnaic and Talmudic principle forbidding women to learn Torah.
  • This was probably the result of an incremental process over the course of the third and fourth centuries in which ‘ever-multiplying calendrical rules… may have simply overrun the old Mishnaic system’.
  • A traditional Jew studying Jesus' style in delivering the Sermon on the Mount is instantly reminded of the Mishnaic tractate Ethics of the Fathers, a collection of rabbinical sayings that Jesus' words appear to echo.

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