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1.Cover: What Is the Mishnah?: The State of the Question

What Is the Mishnah?: The State of the Question

Cohen, Shaye J. D.

The Mishnah is the foundational document of rabbinic Judaism—rabbinic law is based on the Talmud which, in turn, is based on the Mishnah. Yet its sources, genre, and purpose are obscure. What Is the Mishnah? collects papers by leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and Israel and gives a clear sense of the direction of Mishnah studies.

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