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(mĭsh`nə), in Judaism, codified collection of Oral Law—legal interpretations of portions of the biblical books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy and other legal material. Together with the Gemara, or Amoraic commentary on the Mishna, it comprises the TalmudTalmud
[Aramaic from Heb.,=learning], in Judaism, vast compilation of the Oral Law with rabbinical elucidations, elaborations, and commentaries, in contradistinction to the Scriptures or Written Laws. The Talmud is the accepted authority for Orthodox Jews everywhere.
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. Next to the Scriptures the Mishna is the basic textbook of Jewish life and thought, and is traditionally considered to be an integral part of the Torah revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai. The sifting and recording of the body of oral interpretations of biblical law was the work of the TannaimTannaim
[plural of Aramaic tanna,=one who studies or teaches], Jewish sages of the period from Hillel to the compilation of the Mishna. They functioned as both scholars and teachers, educating those in the synagogues as well as in the academies.
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, the final compilation being made during the rule of Judah ha-NasiJudah ha-Nasi
, c.135–c.220, Palestinian Jewish communal leader (tanna). He occupied the office of patriarch (nasi) which was reestablished by the Romans after 135.
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. The Mishna is divided into six Orders (Sedarim): Zeraim [seeds], laws pertaining to agriculture; Moed [seasons], laws concerning observation of the Sabbath and festivals; Nashim [women], laws regarding vows, marriage, and divorce; Nezikim [damages], laws concerning civil and criminal matters; Kodashim [holy things], laws regulating ritual slaughter, sacrifice, and holy objects; and Tohorot [purities], laws regarding ceremonial purity. Each Order is divided into tractates, which in turn are divided into chapters. These contain paragraphs called mishnayyot. The penultimate tractate of the fourth Order is called Avot or Pirke Avot [chapters of the fathers], and unlike much of the rest of the Mishna consists of general moral and religious sayings. In addition to those rulings accepted as law, the Mishna records contrary opinions and discussions among the rabbis.


See translation by H. Danby (1958); L. Ginzberg, Studies in the Origin of the Mishnah (1920); J. Neusner, A History of Mishnaic Law (1974) and Judaism: The Evidence of the Mishnah (1981).

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Before examining the significance of the three juxtaposed relationships, we can observe that Abba Shaul's statement in Mishna Makkot 2:2 implies that these three figures are obligated to engage in such corrective activity, in contrast to the case of chopping wood.
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The Mishna, a redaction of nearly all the main areas of Jewish law then extant, became the basis of subsequent Jewish legal development and literature.
En algunos estudios los varones son mas proclives a ser victimas que las mujeres (Akbulut, Sahin y Eristi, 2010; Gofin y Avitzour, 2012; Pelfrey y Weber, 2013; Popovic-Citic, Djuric y Cvetkovic, 2011; Yilmaz, 2011), en otros estudios las mujeres son mas victimas (Brighi, Guarini, Melotti, Galli y Genta, 2012; Fenaughty y Harre, 2013; Huang y Chou, 2010; Olenik-Shemesh, Heiman y Eden, 2012; Vieno, Gini y Santinello, 2011; Wade y Beran, 2011; Walrave y Heirman, 2011) y un tercer grupo de investigaciones no encuentra diferencias de sexo en victimizacion (Allen, 2012; Bauman, 2010; Caballo, Calderero, Arias, Salazar e Irurtia, 2012; Lauren y Ratliffe, 2011; Mishna, Khoury-Kassabri, Gadalla y Daciuk, 2012; Monks, Robinson y Worlidge, 2012).
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