Here Are The Six Orders/Sedarim
- Zera’im (seeds): This seder deals primarily with agricultural laws but also laws of prayer and blessings; it is comprised of eleven masekhtot.
- Mo’ed (season): This seder addresses Shabbat and festivals; it includes twelve masekhtot.
- Nashim (women): This seder deals with the laws of marriage and divorce; it contains seven masekhtot.
- Nezikin (damages): This seder deals with civil law and ethics; it contains ten masekhtot.
- Kodashim (holy things): Sacrifices and the Temple are considered in this seder, which includes eleven masekhtot.
- Toharot (purities): This seder deals with laws of ritual purity and impurity and contains twelve masekhtot.
Sedarim & Masekhtot Explanation
The Talmud is divided into six sections called sedarim (“orders”), or seder when referring to just one. Each seder contains several books called masekhtot (“tractates”); there are sixty-three masekhtot. Although the respective sedarim (not to be confused with the Passover Seder) seem to address narrow topics, each seder actually contains diverse subjects