Mishneh Torah

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Mishneh Torah · משנה תורה
by Maimonides, translated by Wikisource
Illustrated Table of Contents · Detailed Table of Contents
Mishneh Torah is Maimonides' restatement of the Jewish Oral Law in Hebrew, compiled between 1170 and 1180 C.E. It is a legal digest that encompasses the entire range of Talmudic literature, and is widely regarded as Maimonides' magnum opus and one of the most influential works in the history of halakhah. The work consists of an introduction and fourteen books, each of which is subdivided into groups of laws on a single topic.
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Illustrated Table of Contents[edit]

Introduction The Book of Wisdom The Book of Love The Book of Seasons The Book of Women
Introduction Wisdom Love Seasons Women

The Book of Holiness The Book of Pledges The Book of Agriculture The Book of Temple Service The Book of Temple Offerings
Holiness Pledges Agriculture Temple Service Temple Offerings

The Book of Purity The Book of Damages The Book of Acquisition The Book of Judgements The Book of Judges
Purity Damages Acquisition Judgements Judges

Detailed Table of Contents[edit]

The number of chapters in a group of laws is indicated in parenthesis.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. 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.