from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Mishnah; traditional.

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  • adj. of or relating to the Mishna (the first part of the Talmud)


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  • In mishnaic times there was an expectation that the woman would immerse as soon as she completed the time of her impurity.

    Female Purity (Niddah) Annotated Bibliography.

  • The mishnaic passage avoids sexing the human body in this context.

    Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse.

  • The one exception in mishnaic thinking about the human body is potentially Mishnah Ohalot 1: 8 which enumerates the 248 primary parts or limbs of a human being (adam), a list which does not include any sexual organ.

    Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse.

  • These fundamental mishnaic texts indicate that the gender duality of Jewish law is in fact not conceived as a symmetric duality, as least not from the perspective of the rabbis who began to build the halakhic edifice.

    Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse.

  • In this mishnaic reflection on gender and law, then, exemption from religious duties is a halakhic category that can apply only to women.

    Gender Identity In Halakhic Discourse.

  • This seems to be the reaction of the mishnaic editors to the presence of a woman in the rabbinic academy.


  • The words she uses to describe the transaction are “a bill of divorce and release,” just as in the mishnaic text (Mishnah Gittin 9: 3).

    Post-Biblical and Rabbinic Women.

  • In the Tannaitic (mishnaic) tradition, the marriage of Martha daughter of Boethus and the High Priest Joshua ben Gamla (first century c.e.) is tied to a change in the laws of marital status pertaining to the High Priest.

    Martha, daughter of Boethus.

  • The same mishnaic verse includes another opinion, that of Ben Azzai (early second century c. e.): “One must teach his daughter Torah so that if she must drink [the water that tests her fidelity if she is a sotah — a suspected adulteress], she will know that the merit postpones her punishment.”

    Torah Study.

  • Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School faculty members Aviv Monarch and Ora Gittelson-David will look closely at a series of biblical, mishnaic and talmudic texts to uncover the meaning of the number "40" in Jewish literature and tradition.

    J. Weekly


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