Welcome to Mishnah

The Written Torah given to the Jewish people by G-d, through Moshe Rabeinu, was accompanied with an Oral Torah. The Oral Torah was an explanation to the often subtle language of the written text, which was supposed to be transmitted orally from generation to generation, and not written.

While oral transmission worked for a while, the exiles and tribulations of the Jewish people compelled Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi to put down this oral tradition into paper, which he did in the 2nd century, just after the destruction of the second Temple.

This he called “Mishnah” (lit., review, or secondary).

The Mishnah is compiled into 63 tractates (Mesechtos), which make up the 6 orders (Sedarim). The MIshnah was edited into topics, where each tractate discusses another area of Jewish law. 

Make the most of your Mishnayus Study

Because of it being a foundational work, it has become a standard subject of learning throughout the ages. The groups were called Chever Mishnayus, the society of Mishnayus. Now, you can become a member!

Many people endeavor to put as much Mishnayus as possible to memory.

Reasons and benefits

The ingathering of the Exiled will happen in the merit of [studying] Mishnayos (MIdrash Rabbah, Vayikra 7:3).

[The studying of Mishnayus becomes] a ladder for the soul through which it ascends to its original source. Proof is in the text: The letters of the word MiSHNaH make up the word NeSHaMaH (Shaloh, tractate Shavuos, p. 49b).

The first word of the Torah Bereshis, can be broken up to read, Bara Shis, meaning, created six: The six millennials and the six orders of Mishnah. The world was created for the study of the Mishnah (Pa’aneach Raza, Bereishis 1:1)

Mishnayus in Chayenu

The Hebrew and English are interpolated, phrase by phrase.

Additional explanation for the flow of the text

Commentary for additional understanding and depth

We also include the Mishnah in only Hebrew, for reviewing.

Publisher: Artscroll