Mishna

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Borrowing from Hebrew מִשְׁנָה(mišnāh, repetition, oral law), from שָׁנָה(šānāh, to repeat, teach).

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Mishna

  1. The oldest part of the Talmud, rabbinical writings collected by Rabbi Judah the Holy and published in 250 CE in Javneh (Jamnia, in Israel).
    The Mishna is believed by Jews to have been handed down orally from the patriarch-prophet Moses, who received it on Mount Sinai with the written Torah.

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