I would really like to buy a copy of the Mishna that I can carry around with me. It absolutely needs to be in print (sorry, I'm not interested in digital versions) and it needs to be in a single volume - ideally, small and relatively lightweight. There are dozens of copies of Tanakh so printed, but I cannot find a single one of the Mishna. Do they even exist? It goes without saying that it wouldn't have any commentaries.

If anybody knows of somebody selling such a text, it would be greatly appreciated.


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You have several mishnayot in 1 volume. there is Kav venaki in Mir edition here, there is a new "Mishna daf leyom' with a new perush based on Bartenura. In edition Eshkol you have pocket book Mishna Bartenura and Ykar Toyt, The same in Edition Chorev (may be out of print), You have Mishna sedura (if you can read microscopic letters)

  • @DoubleAA in the same setting there are also 1 volume But anyway I assume that the requiest is a poket book, E.G. this I have it at home is very voluminous and +- 1kg, so it is better to buy 6 little pocket booklets than an enormous 1 volum
    – kouty
    May 1, 2016 at 15:19
  • Thank you, Kouty! After looking into it a little bit more, the Mir edition with Kav v'Naki is exactly what I was looking for. (I would prefer a version with no commentaries whatsoever, but I think that might be asking for too much. At least Kav n'Naki is minimal and unobtrusive.)
    – Shimon bM
    May 4, 2016 at 1:29
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    @ShimonbM it is also not expansive, not enormous, good printed. Ale vehatslach "בתחבולות תעשה מלחמה, .....משניות חבילות חבילות"
    – kouty
    May 4, 2016 at 3:02
  • I just want to thank you again! My Mir edition arrived this afternoon and it is precisely what I was looking for. Thank you!
    – Shimon bM
    May 16, 2016 at 9:42
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    שתזכה ללמוד משניות חבילות חבילות. שתזכה לשנן את הש''ס 101 פעמים. תודה רבה
    – kouty
    Oct 30, 2017 at 8:52

I found this for Hebrew http://seforimcenter.com/Shisha-Sidrei-Mishnah--Complete-in-One-Volume-with-Peirush-Bartenura__p-10692.aspx

and this for English http://www.amazon.com/Mishnah-New-Translation-Jacob-Neusner/dp/0300050224

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    I would not advise the translations of Jacob Neusner; he is notorious for tweaking them to prove his thesis. I've mentioned this elsewhere on MY. May 1, 2016 at 14:21
  • Just like every other translator of every other text. Anyway, that edition is hardly convenient to put in a pocket. May 1, 2016 at 19:37
  • Thank you very much! Very close to what I'm looking for, but (not to be overly picky) it's pretty large (9.75 x 7") and would be a lot smaller if they didn't include the Bartenura. The only reason I'm not selecting this as the best answer is in the hope that someone provides a link to a smaller and more convenient copy... But this is awesome.
    – Shimon bM
    May 3, 2016 at 6:56
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt - FYI, the Neusner translation of the Mishna is pretty sloppy, but to his credit it's not actually his. He parcelled that one out to his students, which is why it's so shockingly inconsistent.
    – Shimon bM
    May 3, 2016 at 6:57
  • @ShimonbM, Danby's translation (despite being authored by a Christian cleric) is superior to Neusner's, both linguistically and because it does not have a thesis to prove. May 3, 2016 at 13:40

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