- Mishnah Berurah
Mishnah Berurah (Hebrew: Clarified Teaching, a reference to the portion in Deuteronomy where Israel is commanded to inscribe God's commandments in large clear writing on a mountainside) is a work of halakha (Jewish law) by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, better known as the Chofetz Chaim (Poland, 1838–1933). It is a commentary on Orach Chayim, the first section of the Shulchan Aruch (laws of prayer, synagogue, Shabbat and holidays), summarizing the opinions of the Acharonim (post-Medieval rabbinic authorities) on that work.
The Mishnah Berurah is traditionally printed in 6 volumes alongside selected other commentaries. The work provides simple and contemporary explanatory remarks and citations to daily aspects of halakha. It is widely used as a reference and has mostly supplanted the Chayei Adam and the Aruch HaShulchan as the primary authority on Jewish daily living among Ashkenazi Jews, particularly those closely associated with haredi yeshivas. The Mishnah Berurah is accompanied by additional in-depth glosses called Be'ur Halakha, a reference section called Sha'ar Hatziyun (these two were also written by the Chofetz Chaim), and additional commentaries called Be'er Hagolah, Be'er Heitev, and Sha'arei Teshuvah.
"Mishnah Berurah Yomit" is a daily study programme initiated by Vaad Daas Halacha and the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation. The study program proceeds either on a 2½ year cycle ("Daf a Day") or a 5 year cycle ("Amud a Day") and includes a focus on each yom tov (festival) in the 30 preceding days.
- Chayei Adam, a similar, earlier work
- Aruch HaShulchan by Yechiel Michel Epstein - a contemporaneous work tracing the development of each halakha from the Talmud through the Rishonim and arriving at a psak supported by the Acharonim
- Kaf Hachayim by Yaakov Chaim Sofer - a contemporaneous Sephardi work discussing Orach Chayim and some of Yoreh De'ah in light of the Rishonim and Acharonim.
- Kitzur Shulchan Aruch by Shlomo Ganzfried
- Mishna Berura at Hebrew Wikitext (Hebrew text)
- Mishna Berura translation (incomplete, in progress)
- torah.org translation (incomplete, in progress)
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Aruch HaShulchan — (Hebrew: ערוך השולחן) is a chapter by chapter restatement of the Shulchan Arukh (the latter being the most influential codification of halakhah in the post Talmudic era). Compiled and written by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (1829 1908), the work… … Wikipedia
Halakha — Part of a series on … Wikipedia
Israel Meir Kagan — Israel Meir Kagan, genannt Chafetz Chajim Israel Meir Kagan (Israel Meir Ha Kohen, eigentlich Pupko; * 6. Februar 1838 in Dziatlava, jiddisch Zhetl, heute in Weißrussland; † 15. September 1933 in Radun heute in Weißrussland), genannt Chafetz… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Nafka mina — (Aramaic: נפקא מינה, lit. emerges from it ) is a Talmudic phrase used in analytical debates. It is often used in the phrase Mai nafka mina ? (מאי נפקא מינה), which asks, What is the practical difference? TerminologyThe question mai nafka mina is… … Wikipedia
Nafka minnah — (Aramaic: נפקא מינה, lit. emerges from it ) is a Talmudic phrase used in analytical debates. It is often used in the phrase Mai nafka minnah? (מאי נפקא מינה), which asks, What is the practical difference? Contents 1 Terminology 2 Example 2.1… … Wikipedia
Outline of Judaism — Main article: Judaism The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Judaism: Judaism – religion, philosophy, and way of life of the Jewish people, based on the ancient Mosaic Law. Contents 1 History and branches 2 … Wikipedia
Jewish prayer — Part of a series on … Wikipedia
Amidah — The Amidah (Hebrew: תפילת העמידה, Tefilat HaAmidah The Standing Prayer ), also called the Shmona Esre (שמנה עשרה, Shmonah Esreh The Eighteen [Blessings] ), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy. As Judaism s prayer par excellence , the… … Wikipedia
Minyan — This article is about the term in Judaism. For other meanings, see Minyan (disambiguation). Minyan Halakhic texts relating to this article: Torah: Leviticus 22:32 Mishnah: Megillah 4:3 … Wikipedia
Fast of the Firstborn — Infobox Holiday caption = J. M. W. Turner s depiction of the Plague of the Firstborn ( The Tenth Plague of Egypt , 1802) holiday name = Fast of the firstborn official name = Hebrew: תענית בכורות ( Ta anit B chorot ) or תענית בכורים ( Ta anit B… … Wikipedia