Tractates

Some articles on tractates, tractate:

Nashim - Order of Tractates
... The traditional reasoning for the order of tractates (according to Rambam) is as follows ... and Jerusalem Talmud have a Gemara on each of the tractates in the order ...
Brisker Method - Controversy
... In Brisker yeshivas, the tractates studied deviate from the tractates popular in most yeshivas ... In Brisk, there is a greater tendency toward Kodashim tractates, as well as Nazir and Sotah (more ritually oriented) tractates in Nashim ... Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik is noted for a tendency to study tractates in Seder Moed, a tendency formalized by Yeshiva University's decision to learn a ...
Mishnah - Structure
... (sedarim, singular seder סדר), each containing 7–12 tractates (masechtot, singular masechet מסכת lit ... blessings, tithes and agricultural laws (11 tractates) Moed ("Festival"), pertaining to the laws of the Sabbath and the Festivals (12 tractates) Nashim ("Women"), concerning marriage and divorce ... In each order (with the exception of Zeraim), tractates are arranged from biggest (in number of chapters) to smallest ...
Minor Tractate
... The minor tractates (Hebrew מסכתות קטנות, masechtot qetanot) are essays from the Tannaitic period or later dealing with topics about which no formal tractate exists in ... may thus be contrasted to the Tosefta, whose tractates parallel those of the Mishnah ... According to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the Minor Tractates date from the period of the Geonim ...
Kodashim
... Kodoshim consists of 11 tractates Zevachim (זבחים, "Sacrifices") Deals with the procedure of animal and bird offerings ... The traditional reasoning for the order of the tractates (according to Maimonides) is as follows Zevahim is first as it deals with the main physical "purpose" of the Temple - animal sacrifices ... After dealing with laws, two description tractates were added, Tamid discussing the daily sacrifice and Middot which overviews the whole Temple in Jerusalem ...