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  • n. Plural form of tractate.

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Examples

  • He had studied the Vulgate, made out something of the Greek Testament, read all fragments of the Fathers that came in his way, and also all the controversial "tractates,"

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • Despite hundreds, if not thousands, of kabbalistic texts addressing hell, including the short tractates of Gehinnom and Hibut Ha'Kever (the pangs of the grave), many people (including many believers, too) erroneously are of the view that Jews don't believe in hell.

    Menachem Wecker: With Ramadan And Jewish High Holidays Looming, We Should Talk About Hell

  • At the school she had to pass through two anterooms, the walls lined with massive leather bound gold embossed volumes of Talmud and various tractates.

    Still Life, With Girl

  • Twelfth-grade students study Daf Yomi (literally: a daily page of Talmud) and have increased the tractates of Talmud they study — not for grades, but because they love it.

    Pelech Religious Experimental High School for Girls, Jerusalem.

  • (Various publication dates for the different tractates).

    Modesty and Sexuality in Halakhic Literature.

  • She should accustom her child to the synagogue and should read from the Bible or from religious tractates at home.

    Die Deborah.

  • The rituals specifically associated with women were also treated extensively in special tractates circulated in Judeo-Italian, Yiddish or Italian.

    Italy, Early Modern.

  • A rabbinic text about niddah, distinct from the Talmudic and Mishnaic tractates, is mentioned in the works of various authors of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

    Baraita de-Niddah.

  • The thirteen ancient tomes found there contained some fifty-two tractates, a few previously known, and many unknown.

    The Case for Judas, Continued

  • Since therefore the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting of human virtue, and the scanning of error to the confirmation of truth, how can we more safely, and with less danger, scout into the regions of sin and falsity than by reading all manner of tractates and hearing all manner of reason?

    Areopagitica

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