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Pesachim (lit. "Passovers") is the third tractate of the Order of Festivals of the Mishnah. It is concerned mainly with the laws for the ritual observance of Passover including the paschal lamb offering. The first four chapters cover the laws of chametz, ...
"Nine Days" Siyum
Click here for the original text of the Talmud. This tractate, which literally means “profane [items],” covers the laws of preparing kosher meat for consumption (as opposed to sacred sacrificial meat) and other laws that govern the Jewish dietary restrict...
"Nine Days" Siyum
Click here for the original text of the Talmud. The tractate of Bava Kama covers all sorts of tort laws—damages caused by person or property, theft and robbery. The tractate concludes with a discussion regarding waste materials produced by a laborer in th...
"Nine Days" Siyum
Tractate Bava Batra (the third of the three-part series of Nezikin, which covers interpersonal laws) deals with the rights and responsibilities that accompany property ownership. The last chapter is devoted to the laws and conventions of documents. The co...
Tractate Shekalim
Tractate Shekalim discusses the annual shelakim donation, whereby Jews would donate a set amount toward the day-to-day expenses of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Tractate Temurah
Temurah is in the Order of Kodashim, the section of Mishnaic law dealing primarily with the sacrifices in the Temple. The main theme of Temurah is an elaboration of the law stated in Leviticus 27:10 regarding dedication of an animal for sacrifice. The wor...
Nine Days Siyum
The bulk of tractate Kiddushin discusses the laws of betrothal and marriage. The last few pages of the tractate delve into the laws of yichud, the prohibition against an unrelated man and woman (unmarried to each other) from secluding together. On a relat...
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