Written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject; the word derives from the Latin tractatus, meaning treatise.- Tractate
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First tractate of Seder Zeraim ("Order of Seeds") of the Mishnah and of the Talmud.
Berakhot is the only tractate in Seder Zeraim to have Gemara – rabbinical analysis of and commentary on the Mishnah – in the Babylonian Talmud.
A masekhet (מַסֶּכֶת, Sephardic:, Ashkenazic: ; plural masekhtot ) is an organizational element of Talmudic literature that systematically examines a subject, referred to as a tractate in English.
Central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law (halakha) and Jewish theology.
The entire Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in the standard print, called the Vilna Shas, there are 2,711 double-sided folios.
Sky deity who represents the Sun, or an aspect of it.
The tractate De solstitia et aequinoctia conceptionis et nativitatis Domini nostri Iesu Christi et Iohannis Baptistae falsely attributed to John Chrysostom also argued that Jesus was conceived and crucified on the same day of the year and calculated this as 25 March.
Major painting by Rembrandt now in the National Gallery, London.
Although there is no accepted explanation why the Babylonian priests were unable to decipher the writing, the point of this unconventional arrangement – reading the text in the painting in the conventional row-wise left-to-right order results in a garbled message – may be to suggest why the text proved incomprehensible to the Babylonian wise men; This explanation is in accordance with the opinion of the amora Shmuel, which is mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin, 22a, among various dissenting views.
Traditional Jewish educational institution focused on the study of Rabbinic literature, primarily the Talmud and halacha (Jewish law), while Torah and Jewish philosophy are studied in parallel.
In the yeshiva system of Talmudic study, the undergraduate yeshivot focus on eight mesechtohs (tractates) that deal with civil jurisprudence (Nezikin); through them, the student can best master the proper technique of Talmudic analysis, and
Name of an individual or individuals mentioned in rabbinic literature, which historically has been assumed to be a reference to Jesus when used in the Talmud.
There are instances in the Talmud where the name "Yeshu" is written with gershayim, a punctuation mark used to indicate acronyms or abbreviations, however, this only occurs in a single tractate.
Orthodox rabbi, and the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine.
During these years he wrote a number of works, mostly published posthumously, notably a lengthy commentary on the Aggadot of Tractates Berakhot and Shabbat, titled Eyn Ayah, and a brief book on morality and spirituality, titled Mussar Avicha.
Haredi yeshiva (Jewish educational institution) in Pikesville (Baltimore County), Maryland.
The yeshiva has a rotating cycle of nine different Talmudic tractates it covers in the course of nine years: Bava Kamma 1, Yevamos, Bava Basra, Gittin, Bava Kamma 2, Nedarim, Bava Metzia, Kiddushin, and Kesubos.
The Apocalypse of Adam, discovered at Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in 1945, is a Sethian work of Apocalyptic literature dating to the first-to-second centuries AD. This tractate is one of five contained within Codex V of the Nag Hammadi library.