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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Torah and Halachic Authority (3/12)
Section - Question 3.23: What are the extra-canonical (minor) tractates?

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                                  Answer:
   
   At the end of the Order Neziqin of BT, one finds a number of minor
   tractates:
    1. Avot de Rabbi Nathan. This is found in two versions, one with 41
       chapters, another has 48.
    2. Soferim. There is a BT version of this, as well as a JT version.
    3. Eyvel Rabbati. This tractate about laws and customs pertaining to
       dying and mourning is sometimes euphemistically called 'Semakhot'
       (rejoicing) by Rashi and others.
    4. Kalah. Discusses engagement, marriage and sex.
    5. Derekh Eretz Rabbah. This phrase literally means 'The Ways of the
       World', but is taken to mean deportment, manners and behavior.
    6. Derekh Eretz Zutta. Addresses to scholars, it is a collection of
       maxims urging self examination and modesty.
    7. Pereq haShalom.
    8. Sefer Torah. Regulations about writing Torah scrolls.
    9. Mezuzah
   10. Tefillin
   11. Tzitzit
   12. Avadim. Slaves, or more accurately, indentured servants.
   13. Gerim. Converts to Judaism.
   14. Kutim. Samaritans.

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