The Mishnah. The Mishnah is one of the major works of rabbinic literature

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<ul><li><p>The Mishnah</p></li><li><p> The Mishnah is one of the major works of rabbinic literature</p></li><li><p>According to Jewish tradition, God gave Moses two laws at Mount Sinai: The written law The oral law</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p>The written law became the first five books of the Old Testament the TorahThe oral law was used to preserve the relevance and application of the written law</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p>In Jewish tradition, the Bible is called Mikra, that which is read</p><p>Mishnah means that which is repeated</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p>In a broad sense, Mishnah may refer to everything Moses received from God at Mount Sinai that was not in written form.</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p>In narrow sense, Mishnah refers to a specific collection of legal opinions compiled under the direction of Rabbi Judah HaNasi (Judah the Prince)</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p> A mishnah can also refer to the smallest subdivision of the Mishnah, a section of the text, about twice the length of a Bible verse.</p><p>Mishnah</p></li><li><p> The Mishnah contains the opinions and sayings of sages and rabbis from about 300 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.</p><p>MishnahC.E.B.C.E.</p><p>330O220</p></li><li><p>The Mishnah is divided into six orders or divisions called sedarim</p><p>These six orders are further subdived into tractates or massekhtot Mishnah subdivisions</p></li><li><p>The tractates are divided into chapters or perakim</p><p>The chapters are divided into mishnah verses or mishnayotMishnah subdivisions</p></li><li><p>Mishnah subdivisions</p></li><li><p>SeedsZeraimAgricultural laws11Appointed TimeMoedJewish holidays12WomenNashimLaws &amp; concerns relevant to women10*DamagesNezikinTorts &amp; casuistry, guide for public life7Holy ThingsKodashinTemple worship11PuritiesToharotRitual purity12</p><p>Order/Division SedarimSubjectNumber of Tractates1.2.3.4.5.6.</p></li><li><p>SeedsZeraimAgricultural laws11Appointed TimeMoedJewish holidays12WomenNashimLaws &amp; concerns relevant to women10*DamagesNezikinTorts &amp; casuistry, guide for public life7Holy ThingsKodashinTemple worship11PuritiesToharotRitual purity12</p><p>Order/Division SedarimSubjectNumber of Tractates1.2.3.4.5.6.</p></li><li><p>10*Damages Nezikin</p><p>Torts &amp; casuistry, guide for public life One of the 10 tractates of Damages is the Ethics of the Fathers </p><p> This collection of ethical maxims and teachings of wisdom is the most celebrated tractate of the Mishnah</p></li><li><p> The Mishnah later became the foundation for the next layer of Jewish legal scholarly activity: the Talmud</p></li></ul>