Weekly Freebies: Oral Torah

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One of the most useful old websites is Mechon Mamre, which contains extremely accurate, Yemenite editions of Tanakh, Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi and Rambam’s Mishneh Torah. It is searchable and available for copy-paste: link

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  1. It is a wonderful site. As far as I know there is no distinction between its talmudh babhli, yerushalmi, tosefta and standard printed editions.

    I gather that they corrected printed editions of tanakh according to Aleppo Codex/yemenite Taj, and I know their mishne tora is based on Yemenite manuscripts considered most accurate, generally those belonging to the QaafiH family. As for mishna, I believe they follow Yemenite manuscripts as well, based on the presence of original versions like “goyim” throughout masekheth `a”z instead of the modern, censored “`obhde kokhabhim.”

  2. The sources are all notes on their site. E.g.

    משנה לפי כתב היד המיוחס לרמב”ם
    תוספתא לפי מהדורת וילנא
    תלמוד ירושלמי לפי מהדורת פיעטרקוב
    תלמוד בבלי לפי מהדורת וילנא

  3. So apart from Tanach and Rambam, the only non-standard edition they have is שישה סדרי משנה לפי כתב היד המיוחס לרמב”ם.

    “משנה לפי כתב היד המיוחס לרמב”ם”

    I thought all we have is the first two volumes.

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