|Mishneh Torah · משנה תורה
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Illustrated Table of Contents
|Holiness||Pledges||Agriculture||Temple Service||Temple Offerings|
Detailed Table of Contents
- Introduction (הקדמה): Transmission of the Oral Law | Positive Commandments | Negative Commandments | Contents of this Work
- 1. The Book of Wisdom (ספר המדע): Foundations of the Torah (10) | Human Dispositions (7) | Torah Study (7) | Foreign Worship and Customs of the Nations (12) | Repentance (10)
- 2. The Book of Love (ספר אהבה): Reading the Shema (4) | Prayer and the Priestly Blessing (15) | Tefillin, Mezuzah and the Torah Scroll (10) | Fringes (3) | Blessings (11) | Circumcision (3) | The Order of Prayer
- 3. The Book of Seasons (ספר זמנים): Sabbath (30) | Eruvin (8) | Rest on the Tenth of Tishrei (3) | Rest on a Holiday (3) | Leavened and Unleavened Bread (8+Haggadah) | Shofar, Sukkah and Lulav (8) | Sheqel Dues (4) | Sanctification of the New Month (19) | Fasts (5) | Scroll of Esther and Hanukkah (4)
- 4. The Book of Women (ספר נשים): Marriage (25) | Divorce (13) | Levirate Marriage and Release (8) | Virgin Maiden (3) | Woman Suspected of Infidelity (4)
- 5. The Book of Holiness (ספר קדושה): Forbidden Intercourse (22) | Forbidden Foods (17) | Animal Slaughter (14)
- 6. The Book of Pledges (ספר הפלאה): Oaths (12) | Vows (13) | Nazariteship (10) | Appraisals and Devoted Property (8)
- 7. The Book of Agriculture (ספר זרעים): Diverse Species (10) | Gifts to the Poor (10) | Heave Offerings (15) | Tithes (14) | Second Tithes and Fourth Year's Fruit (11) | First Fruits and other Gifts to Priests Outside the Sanctuary (12) | Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee (13)
- 8. The Book of Temple Service (ספר עבודה): The Chosen Temple (8) | Vessels of the Sanctuary and Those who Serve Therein (10) | Admission into the Sanctuary (9) | Things Forbidden on the Alter (7) | Sacrificial Procedure (19) | Daily Offerings and Additional Offerings (10) | Sacrifices Rendered Unfit (19) | Service on the Day of Atonement (5) | Trespass (8)
- 9. The Book of Temple Offerings (ספר הקרבנות): Paschal Offering (10) | Festival Offering (3) | Firstlings (8) | Offerings for Unintentional Transgressions (15) | Offerings for Those with Incomplete Atonement (5) | Substitution (4)
- 10. The Book of Purity (ספר טהרה): Defilement by a Corpse (25) | Red Heifer (15) | Defilement by Leprosy (16) | Those Who Defile Bed or Seat (13) | Other Sources of Defilement (20) | Defilement of Foods (16) | Vessels (28) | Immersion Pools (11)
- 11. The Book of Damages (ספר נזיקין): Damages to Property (14) | Theft (9) | Robbery and Lost Property (18) | One Who Injures a Person or Property (8) | Murderer and the Preservation of Life (13)
- 12. The Book of Acquisition (ספר קנין): Sales (30) | Ownerless Property and Gifts (12) | Neighbors (14) | Agents and Partners (10) | Slaves (9)
- 13. The Book of Judgements (ספר משפטים): Hiring (13) | Borrowing and Deposit (8) | Creditor and Debtor (27) | Plaintiff and Defendant (16) | Inheritances (11)
- 14. The Book of Judges (ספר שופטים): The Sanhedrin and the Penalties within their Jurisdiction (26) | Testimony (22) | Rebels (7) | Mourning (14) | Kings and Wars (12)
The number of chapters in a group of laws is indicated in parenthesis.
- The following sources were consulted in preparing this translation of the titles of the books and topics in Mishneh Torah: Moses Hyamson, trans., Mishneh Torah, Volume I, The Book of Knowledge (New York, Feldheim: 1974); the multi-volume Yale Judaica Series translation of Mishneh Torah by numerous authors; the translation of the titles as found at Mechon Mamre. All three of these sources translate most of the titles very similarly to each other most of the time, though there are a number of significant variations between them. The Wikisource translation of these titles strives to emulate Maimonides' combination of accuracy, brevity and clarity, arriving at translations which are often similar or identical to some or all of the previous translations, but at other times differ from any or all of them. The Wikisource translation of the actual text in the chapters of Mishneh Torah, however, as opposed to the titles, is done from scratch with no consultation of these previous translations (of which only the Yale translation is nearly complete).
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.