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This question addresses how many halachos there are in Mishneh Torah.

How many chapters are in Mishenh Torah? There is a program to do a chapter of Rambam a day and I am interested to know in how many days till I finish.

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    Why do you want to know this?
    – Double AA
    Aug 5, 2014 at 22:05
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about statistics and not about Judaism. Aug 7, 2014 at 21:06
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    @AvrohomYitzchok, the subject of the question, the Mishneh Torah, is, without question, within the realm of Judaism. I don't particularly like this question, in that it asks for a bunch of work with no apparent motivation, but I fail to see how it could be classified as off-topic.
    – Isaac Moses
    Aug 8, 2014 at 13:26
  • @IsaacMoses I concede to your superior experience. IMHO The question "How many" asked about any Judaic book constitutes a question within the realm of Judaism - but not about Judaism. Aug 8, 2014 at 15:41
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    It will take 3 years if you study 1 chapter per day
    – Dude
    May 3, 2023 at 1:34

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Exactly 1000 chapters. This blog post on Giluy Milta B'alma by Dr. Ezra Chwat provides manuscript evidence that Rambam deliberately adjusted the MT to have this many chapters.

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  • Interestingly, there are 17 days of learning non-prakim within Rambam cycle: 12 days allocated to the hakdamah and an additional 5 days dedicated to the seder hatefillah, culminating in a total of 1017 days, or 339 days for those who cover 3 chapters daily. It's also worth noting that in various manuscripts of Maimonides' works, there are variations in the total number of prakim mentioned at the end Mishneh Torah.
    – user6781
    Oct 26, 2023 at 4:48
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There are 14 books, I don't know the other statistics.

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If you're referring to the Lubavitcher Rebbe's daily Rambam program, it's not exactly aligned with the number of chapters because the introduction is included in the cycle. But it'll take about a year to finish three chapters a day or three years to learn one chapter a day.

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