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Where can I find the uncensored Mishneh Torah online, or cheap in print?

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Mechon Mamre is the best online version. It's based on Yemenite manuscripts. The one-volume version published by Yeshivat Or Vishua in Haifa is the most accurate published edition. The version that appears weekly in the Chabad "Devar Malchus" is excellent as well.

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Not exactly sure what you mean by "uncensored," but you could try the version on Mechon Mamre.

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Here's what they claim: "Our version of Mishneh Torah in its Hebrew original has been carefully edited according to the majority of the Yemenite manuscripts, and we are certain that there is today no more accurate version of Mishneh Torah available either in print or for computer. Despite that, we continue to check the versions of the manuscripts for further refinements of our text." (mechon-mamre.org/about.htm) –  Isaac Moses Nov 23 '10 at 16:01
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See also the Translator's Note here: mechon-mamre.org/e/index.htm –  Isaac Moses Nov 23 '10 at 16:03
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You can tell an uncensored version by the presence of "נהרג בידוע שאינו זה שהבטיחה עליו תורה" (mechon-mamre.org/i/e511.htm) and similar passages, which naturally the Christian censors removed. –  msh210 Nov 23 '10 at 21:31
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Other good uncensored versions include Rambam Le'Am printed by Mossad HaRav Kook, the Frankel edition of the Rambam, and the Rav Kapach edition. The Frankel edition includes extensive notes on the various textual differences; Rav Kapach simply gives you the Yemenite version. The single volume edition mentioned previously can be found here. Online there's also a WikiText version of the Mishna Torah. You can read about their editing policies here.

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