Learn for Yisrael Ben Avraham V'Sara (Tarrant P. Smith)
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The following lists are taken from:

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moed and

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezikin.


Lists for other tractates may be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishnah#Structure.


The following tractates are most applicable to everyday life whereas tractates from other volumes deal mainly with ancient Israel Temple practices.


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Mishnas referring to holidays (Moed):

- Shabbat: or Shabbath (שבת) ("Sabbath") deals with the 39 prohibitions of "work" on the Shabbat. 24 chapters.

- Eruvin: (ערובין) ("Mixtures") deals with the Eruv or Sabbath-bound - a category of constructions/delineations that alter the domains of the Sabbath for carrying and travel. 10 chapters.

- Pesahim: (פסחים) ("Passover Festivals") deals with the prescriptions regarding the Passover and the paschal sacrifice. 10 chapters.

- Shekalim: (שקלים) ("Shekels") deals with the collection of the half-Shekel as well as the expenses and expenditure of the Temple. 8 chapters

- Yoma: (יומא) ("The Day"); called also "Kippurim" or "Yom ha-Kippurim" ("Day of Atonement"); deals with the prescriptions Yom Kippur, especially the ceremony by the Kohen Gadol. 8 chapters.

- Sukkah: (סוכה) ("Booth"); deals with the festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) and the Sukkah itself. Also deals with the Four Species (Lulav, Etrog, Hadass, Aravah - Palm branch, Citron, Myrtle, Willow) which are waved on Sukkot. 5 chapters.

- Beitza: (ביצה) ("Egg"); (So called from the first word, but originally termed, according to its subject, Yom Tov - "Holidays") deals chiefly with the rules to be observed on Yom Tov. 5 chapters.

- Rosh Hashanah: (ראש השנה) ("New Year") deals chiefly with the regulation of the calendar by the new moon, and with the services of the festival of Rosh Hashanah. 4 chapters.

- Ta'anit: (תענית) ("Fasting") deals chiefly with the special fast-days in times of drought or other untoward occurrences. 4 chapters

- Megillah: (מגילה) ("Scroll") contains chiefly regulations and prescriptions regarding the reading of the scroll of Esther at Purim, and the reading of other passages from the Torah and Neviim in the synagogue. 4 chapters.

- Mo'ed Katan: (מועד קטן) ("Little Festival") deals with Chol HaMoed, the intermediate festival days of Pesach and Sukkot. 3 chapters.

- Hagigah: (חגיגה) ("Festival Offering") deals with the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot) and the pilgrimage offering that men were supposed to bring in Jerusalem. 3 chapters.


Mishnas referring to civil disputes (Nezikin):

- Bava Kamma (בבא קמא, First Gate) deals with civil matters, largely damages and compensation. 10 chapters. (See also Shomer)

- Bava Metzia (בבא מציעא, Middle Gate) deals with civil matters, largely torts and property law. 10 chapters.

- Bava Batra (בבא בתרא, Last Gate) deals with civil matters, largely land ownership. 10 chapters.

- Sanhedrin (סנהדרין, The Sanhedrin) deals with the rules of court proceedings in the Sanhedrin, the death penalty, and other criminal matters. 11 chapters.

- Makkot (מכות, Lashes) deals with collusive witnesses, cities of refuge and the punishment of lashes. 3 chapters.

- Shevu'ot (שבועות, Oaths) deals with the various types of oaths and their consequences. 8 chapters.

- Eduyot [he] (עדויות, Testimonies) presents case studies of legal disputes in Mishnaic times and the miscellaneous testimonies that illustrate various Sages and principles of halakha. 8 chapters.

- Avodah Zarah (עבודה זרה, Foreign worship) deals with the laws of interactions between Jews and Gentiles and/or idolaters (from a Jewish perspective). 5 chapters.

- Avot (אבות, Fathers) is a collection of the Sages' favourite ethical maxims. 6 chapters.

- Horayot (הוריות, Decisions) deals with the communal sin-offering brought for major errors by the Sanhedrin. 3 chapters.

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