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  Mishnah - Torah/Bible learning, for the Jewish Neshomah/soul
It is customary to learn portions of the Mishnah in memory of the departed, as a source of merit for
One of the principal reasons why the Mishnah is studied in memory of the deceased, the Rabbi's teach is the following: The Hebrew letters of Mishna and of soul (Neshama) consist of the same Hebrew text.
Thus referencing that the soul (Neshama) and the Mishnah are attached on a spiritual level.
www.yahrzeit.org /mishnah.html   (79 words)

  
  Mishnah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mishnah is noteworthy in Rabbinic literature for its depiction of a religious universe in which the Temple in Jerusalem, destroyed a century earlier, still retains a central place.
Connecting the Mishnaic law with the Torah law was a major enterprise of the later Midrash and Talmuds.
Mishnah of the Daf - a new Mishnah study cycle that parallels the progress of the Daf Yomi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mishnah   (2545 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Torah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Torah (תורה) is a Hebrew word meaning "teaching," "instruction," or "law." It is the central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews through the ages.
For Jews, the Torah was traditionally accepted as the literal word of God as told to Moses, a very difficult notion for those who are not connected to that type of thinking.
The Torah is the primary document of Judaism, and is the source of all Biblical commandments, in an ethical framework.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Torah   (3825 words)

  
 Exquisite Corpse - A Journal of Letters and Life
Torah, according to Jewish theology, derives from heaven, which is both the name of the celestial creation and a name of haShem (literally, "the Name," a rabbinic reference to God).
Now, given the fact that the Mishnah is case law, we would expect the rabbis concerned to elucidate the issue around the question of whether person Q, the stumbler, would be liable for intentionally breaking something that appeared to be abandoned on the road.
Given the rabbinic conviction/mythos that oral Torah derived from Sinai, the expounding of concerns from case law through narrative of a less abstract (philosophical) and concrete (applicable to case law) manner is the expounding of the concerns of God in the world today.
www.corpse.org /issue_14/classics/schwartz.html   (3426 words)

  
 Mishneh Torah -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Mishneh Torah was compiled between 1170 and 1180 CE, and may be regarded as Maimonides' magnum opus.
Major sources of contention were the absence of sources and the fact that the work appeared to be intended to supersede study of the (The collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism) Talmud.
The in-depth study of Mishneh Torah underwent a revival in (A republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea) Lithuanian Judaism in the late 19th century.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/mishneh_torah.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Talmud/Mishna/Gemara
In the Mishna, the name for the sixty-three tractates in which Rabbi Judah set down the Oral Law, Jewish law is systematically codified, unlike in the Torah.
For example, if a person wanted to find every law in the Torah about the Sabbath, he would have to locate scattered references in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers.
Indeed, in order to know everything the Torah said on a given subject, one either had to read through all of it or know its contents by heart.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/talmud_&_mishna.html   (1246 words)

  
 Mishneh Torah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mishneh Torah or Yad ha-Chazaka is a code of Jewish law by one of the most important Jewish authorities, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, better known as Maimonides or by the Hebrew abbreviation RaMBaM (usually written "Rambam" in English).
The Mishneh Torah was compiled between 1170 and 1180, and may be regarded as Maimonides' magnum opus.
The most sincere but influential opponent, whose comments are printed parallel to virtually all editions of the Mishneh Torah, was Rabbi Abraham ben David of Posquières, France, 1100s, (Raavad III).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mishneh_Torah   (1945 words)

  
 l e a r n @ j t s PARASHAH Ki Tissa 5755   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is the theological meaning of Shabbat that we learn from the Torah (witness the culmination of the first account of creation or the reasons given for its observance in the two versions of the Ten Commandments) and not the proscriptions and rituals that set it apart.
The elaboration of Shabbat by the Mishnah is but one striking example of the perplexing relationship between the Torah and Mishnah, the first two normative texts of Judaism.
The Mishnah is not a commentary on the Torah; nor does it regularly seek to ground its definitions of what is permitted and forbidden on verses from Scripture.
learn.jtsa.edu /topics/parashah/5755/kitissa.shtml   (925 words)

  
 The Writings of Rabbinic Judaism
This "oral" Torah — which had been passed on from Moses outside of the priestly hierarchy because he did not "trust" Aaron and the priests — was not seen as a gloss on the Pentateuch, but rather was supposed to be an independent tradition of equivalent standing.
Mishnah (the name means "repetition," a subliminal argument that the ideas in it are an oral tradition stretching back for a millennium) is an instance of a nifty new idea that the Rabbis got from the Greeks — categorization.
This is the Karaite "heresy." The Karaites reverted to the Sadducean belief that the Oral Torah was a fraud, and chose to adhere strictly to the written Torah.
www.kahalbraira.org /AgeOfTalmud.html   (3084 words)

  
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Torah is built through students; Avodah is related to Din,}{\cs15\i0\super \chftn {\footnote \pard\plain \s22\nowidctlpar\widctlpar{\*\pn \pnlvlcont\ilvl0\ls0\pnrnot0\pndec }\adjustright \fs20\cgrid {\cs15\super \chftn }{ Their parshios are next to each other in chumash to teach us that the Sanhhedrin meets in the lishcas hagazah near the mizbeach.
Similarly in the famous Gemarah in Shabbos (31) where the goy comes to Shammai and Hillel and asks to learn all of Torah while on one foot the GRA learns that the goy is alluding to the fact that the Jews only have one of three of their essential pr ongs left.
The Torah begins and ends with acts of chesed (Sotah 14a), and Maharal explains that just as in a chain the connecting links are on the ends, so, too, the lin ks to Hashem that emanate from the Torah are created by chesed.
www.campsports.org /files/Avos2.rtf   (6186 words)

  
 Introduction of Rabbi Yosef Kapach
However, the Mishneh Torah was subjected to severe editing by the printers and various editors who made emendations of style, language, the structure of sentences and the division of halachot, to the extent that there is hardly any halacha that has not been emended.
The Mishneh Torah was subjected to severe editing by the printers, and various editors who made emendations of style, language, the structure of sentences and the division of halachot.
It presents principles and says that a particular mishnah is constructed in a certain way, or another mishnah is missing words and should be as follows, or another mishnah is the opinion of so-and-so and his reasoning is as follows, and it adds and deletes from the text and reveals its rationale.
www.chayas.com /rabbi_yosef_kapa.htm   (11559 words)

  
 Judaism 101: Torah
But the word "torah" can also be used to refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and teachings.
The Torah scrolls that we read from in synagogue are unpointed text, with no vowels or musical notes, so the ability to read a passage from a scroll is a valuable skill, and usually requires substantial advance preparation (reviewing the passage in a text with points).
Although these divisions seem to indicate subject matter, it is important to note that the Mishnah and the Talmud tend to be engage in quite a bit of free-association, thus widely diverse subjects may be discussed in a seder or masekhtah.
www.jewfaq.org /torah.htm   (1472 words)

  
 Torah Talmud Tenakh Mishna Gemara
Judaism is a religious culture Halacha, or Way, and religious beliefs based primarily on The Torah (The Hebrew Bible), which is comprised of 613 commandments (Mitzvot) that cover all aspects of life from birth to death (G-d's revealed instructions to the Jewish people).
The Chumashe Torah, the Five Books of Moses (Beresheet, Shemot, Vayikra, Bamidbar, and Devarim) were give to the Jewish people during their exodus from Egypt.
After the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed, a group of Sages wrote the Mishnah, a compilation of the Oral Torah.
www.blessingscornucopia.com /Judaism_Jewish_Judaic_Talmud_Torah_Talmud_Tenakh_Mishna_Gemara.htm   (417 words)

  
 A Jewish God-fearer in a room full of Christians: Oral Torah - part 2
We begin with study of the both written Torah and Oral Torah (Mishnah), which were always meant to be side by side.
The Oral Torah was transcribed into the Mishnah during the reworking of Judaism around 200CE, at the same time that the emphasis of Judaism was placed on study - something I will probably expound upon later.
He said that he came "not to destroy the Torah, but to fulfill it", which is a Hebrew idiom for not coming to misinterpret Torah, rather coming to properly interpret the Torah, to place it on firmer footing.
pastordraven.blogspot.com /2004/09/oral-torah-part-2.html   (573 words)

  
 USCJ: Study Material Introduction
The Mishnah was composed in the northern part of the Land of Israel, in such cities as Tzippori, Tiberias and Shepharam.
The Mishnah was composed somewhere around 220 C.E. As soon as it was finished and publicized, the Sages began compiling commentary on the Mishnah.
Since the Mishnah is the first code of Jewish law excluding, of course, the Torah, the Mishnah is an excellent introduction to most of Jewish law.
www.uscj.org /Study_Material_Intro833.html   (3409 words)

  
 Moses Maimonides' "Mishneh Torah"
"Mishneh Torah" ("The Second Law") is the name used in the Bible itself to designate the book of Deuteronomy, which is a kind summary or review of the rest of the Torah.
The Mishneh Torah is sometimes referred to as the Yad Ha-Hazaqah, "the mighty arm." This is a play on the numerological value of the Hebrew word for arm, "yad," which is 14, equal to the number of volumes in this code.
Maimonides' literary output includes: a work on philosophical logic; an Arabic commentary to the Mishnah; an enumeration of the 613 precepts of the Torah; the Mishneh Torah law code; the Arabic philosophical treatise The Guide of the Perplexed; and many letters and responsa addressed to various Jewish communities.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/TalmudMap/Maimonides.html   (472 words)

  
 Mishnah Sukkot 2
The fruit of goodly trees specified in the Torah is the etrog.
When the mishnah speaks about a grove or a condemned city, it is referring to a grove owned by idolators and "condemned" means an apostate city devoted to idolatry.
The Torah commands that approximately one fiftieth of the yearly produce be given to the Kohen.
www.oceansidejc.org /sukkotmish/Mishna03.htm   (2878 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Maimonides
But his three major works are: his commentary to the Mishnah [a third century collection of legal rulings and opinions], compiled in his youth; his gigantic code of law, the Mishnah Torah, compiled in his middle age; and his best known work among non-Halakhists, the Guide of the Perplexed, compiled in his old age.
The Mishnah Torah (“Second to the Torah”) is Maimonides’ great code of Jewish law, written, unlike the other two works considered here, in Hebrew, of which he was a superb master.
Unlike other codes, the Mishnah Torah does not only include practical law for the guidance of Jews after the destruction of the Temple but also laws that were in operation in Temple times, such as the whole sacrificial system, in the Messianic hope that these laws, too, will one day come into operation.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Medieval/MedThoughtTO/Maimonides.htm   (1315 words)

  
 Mishnah Megillah Chap 3
The mishnah is demonstrating the various grades of holiness.
When, however, I saw that the sefer Torah is placed actually on it, I came to the conclusion that it is an accessory to holiness and is forbidden.
The mishnah is referring to the four times in which the ma'amadot (lay guards) would fast (see Tractate Ta'anit 4:3), and special Torah portions would be read.
www.oceansidejc.org /purim/purim3.html   (2135 words)

  
 Online Journal | Orality, Textuality and the Living Experience of the Oral Torah
As a text, the Mishnah becomes a physical object distinct from the God who gave the Torah and the Sages who lived and taught it across centuries.
The exercise is designed to be part of an introduction to Mishnah that will be age appropriate for students around grade 5, depending on the school curriculum and the students’ abilities and needs.
Note that the Torah command that clearly does exist in Shemot 12:15 is understood as the nullification of hametz by the Talmud and Medieval commentaries.
www.lookstein.org /online_journal.php?id=15   (2526 words)

  
 Vedibarta Bam: Chapter Four
Thus, the Mishnah is instructing that one should be very humble and distance himself from conceit because it is the hope of man that just as the worm comes back to life, so too he should be resurrected.
Torah scholars should protect the honor and integrity of one another, and one should never try to prove his greatness at another's expense.
The Mishnah is guiding the judge not to judge an individual as an individual, but to take into consideration the consequences his judgment may have on the family and future generations.
www.sichosinenglish.org /books/vedibarta-bam/avot-4.htm   (16954 words)

  
 The Hebrew Roots Movement
The Mishnah is the early Talmud or the forerunner of the Talmud.
The Babylonian Talmud is a commentary on the Mishnah composed by Babylonian Jewish sages (Ravs) from the early third to the sixth century.
Hebrew scholar, Eliezer Segal, documents that the Babylonian Talmud (T.B.) is a commentary on the Mishnah composed by Babylonian Jewish sages (Ravs) from the early third to the sixth century.
www.watch-unto-prayer.org /HRM.html   (8381 words)

  
 Glossary of Kabbalah and Chassidut: M
The Midrash is the second major body of the oral Torah (after the Talmud), consisting of halachic or homiletic material couched as linguistic analyses of the Biblical text.
The Mishnah is a six part review of Jewish law compiled in the 2nd century, which served as the focus of Talmudic interpretation; also, a single passage from that work.
The Mishnah Torah is the Rambam's systematization of the Oral Torah.
www.inner.org /glossary/gloss_m.htm   (937 words)

  
 Moses Maimonides' "Mishneh Torah"
"Mishneh Torah" ("The Second Law") is the name used in the Bible itself to designate the book of Deuteronomy, which is a kind summary or review of the rest of the Torah.
The Mishneh Torah is sometimes referred to as the Yad Ha-Hazaqah, "the mighty arm." This is a play on the numerological value of the Hebrew word for arm, "yad," which is 14, equal to the number of volumes in this code.
Maimonides' literary output includes: a work on philosophical logic; an Arabic commentary to the Mishnah; an enumeration of the 613 precepts of the Torah; the Mishneh Torah law code; the Arabic philosophical treatise The Guide of the Perplexed; and many letters and responsa addressed to various Jewish communities.
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/TalmudMap/Maimonides.html   (597 words)

  
 Purim Torah - Mishnah Choggoh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, the author has left it as an exercise to the student to find in the writings of the true Torah the sources of phrases and conjectures found in the pamphlet, and by this the student will be amused on Purim and will merit to study Torah at the same time.
Mishnah Choggoh is being made available in PDF format - in order to be able to read/print it you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, v3 or above.
The Mishnah Choggoh PDF file is 298k in size.
www.ibphoto.co.uk /purim   (278 words)

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