[English, Ashkenazic Hebrew mish-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew meesh-nah]
- the collection of oral laws compiled about a.d. 200 by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi and forming the basic part of the Talmud.
- an article or section of this collection.
Origin of Mishnah
First recorded in 1600–10, Mishnah is from the Medieval Hebrew word mishnāh literally, teaching by oral repetition
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Examples from the Web for mishnah
Nearly 2,000 years ago, in the Mishnah, rabbis puzzled out 39 activities that constitute work and are forbidden on Shabbat.I Don't Text on Shabbas
June 17, 2013
He studied the text of the Mishnah so assiduously that he knew it by heart.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
This development of the Mishnah is in each case called Gemara.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method
R. Travers Herford
It was a Commentary on the Mishnah, and was written in Arabic.
He lived from 150 to 210, and with his name is associated the compilation of the Mishnah.
The Rebbe, of blessed memory, explains a bit of the Mishnah to him upside down.Stories and Pictures
Isaac Loeb Peretz