Gittin (tractate)

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Gittin (Hebrew: גיטין) is a tractate of the Mishnah and the Talmud, and is part of the order of Nashim. The content of the tractate primarily deals with the legal provisions related to halakhic divorce, in particular, the laws relating to the Get (divorce document),[1] although the tractate contains a number of other social provisions which are only vaguely related to that subject, but which offer numerous historical references related to the time of the Jewish uprising.[2] The laws of the divorce itself, including when a divorce is permitted or even required, are discussed in other tractates, namely Ketubot.[3]

The word get (Hebrew: גט) is thought to be an Akkadian word and generally refers to a written document.[4]

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  1. ^ "Introduction to Masechet Gittin". Orthodox Union. July 10, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Fall of Betar". chabad.org. Chabad. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gittin, Introduction to Gittin". Sefaria. Retrieved November 4, 2018. The situations in which divorce is permitted, justified, or even obligatory are discussed in other tractates, especially Ketubot.
  4. ^ The Recent Study of Hebrew: A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography, Nahum M. Waldman, Eisenbrauns, 1989

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