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I want to upload and maintain various texts in English in plain text format for wikisource: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Portal:Judaism In particular, I am looking for the Mishnah Torah in English. It needs to be freely re-printable and not copy right protected. Please help me with those so Jewish text can be more widely accessible. Any other plain text documents are also welcomed.

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On the website Sefaria, one can find the entirety of Mishneh Torah by Moses Maimonides. In every chapter that I have spot-checked at random, they display both a Hebrew text and an English translation. It states that the translation is that of Phillip Birnbaum from 1967. Hopefully this will meet your requirements for learning from this book.

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    It’s actually a very patchy translation. Most halachot aren’t translated on Sefaria.
    – Zarka
    Commented Jul 18, 2022 at 21:36
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    @Zarka That's because Birnbaum's Mishneh Torah was an abridged translation.
    – ezra
    Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 11:47
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    Yup. And it therefore doesn’t fulfil the OP’s needs (in several ways)
    – Zarka
    Commented Jul 19, 2022 at 18:56
  • I need to learn Hebrew. It sucks Hebrew is hard to content with the fact that Hebrew is such a holy language. Commented Jul 21, 2022 at 1:10
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    @MarkFischler yes, and a classic siddur, one of the first English translations to be accepted by Orthodox communities. Apparently Mishneh Torah was translated in a rather different style.
    – Mike
    Commented Jul 22, 2022 at 11:25
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Here:

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/682956/jewish/Mishneh-Torah-Rambam.htm

Select just the English translation at the top of the page

Unlike sefaria, it has a translation on the entire Rambam.

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    I don't think that one is free from copyright! Moznaim gave permission to chabad.org, but I'm pretty sure you need to ask them if you want to use it. Commented Apr 9 at 19:41
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    That translation is most certainly copyright Moznaim
    – Edward B
    Commented May 9 at 18:42
  • See this post for information on printed translations judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/44242/…
    – Edward B
    Commented May 9 at 18:48

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