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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Torah and Halachic Authority (3/12)
Section - Question 3.11: What are the Orders of the Mishna?

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   The orders of the Mishna are as follows:
    1. First Order: Zeraim (Seeds). 11 tractates. This order deals with
       agricultural laws and prayers
    2. Second Order: Mo'ed (Festival Days). 12 tractates. This order
       pertains to the laws of the Sabbath and the Festivals.
    3. Third Order: Nashim (Women). 7 tractates. This order concerns
       marriage and divorce.
    4. Fourth Order: Neziqin (Damages). 10 tractates. This order deals
       with civil and criminal law.
    5. Fifth Order: Qodashim (Holy Things). 11 tractates. This order
       involves sacrificial rites, the Temple, and the dietary laws.
    6. Sixth order: Toharot (Purity). 12 tractates. This order pertains
       to ritual and the laws of ritual purity (including family purity.)

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