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Tractate Name

Every tractate (Hebrew: Masekhet) in the Talmud has a unique Hebrew name that appears at the centre of the upper margin.

A tractate is a volume dealing with a specific topic.

For example, in the Order (Seder) of Mo'ed, which deals with the Jewish festival calendar, there are separate tractates about the Sabbath (Shabbat), Passover (Pesahim), Tabernacles (Sukkah), New Years (Rosh Ha-Shanah), and each of the other individual holy days.


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