Shekalim (Tractate)

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Shekalim is the fourth tractate in the order of Moed in the Mishnah, this tractate talks about the tax that had to be paid in ancient times every year to make possible the maintenance and proper functioning of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (in hebrew: בית המקדש), there is no Gemara about the treatise in the Babylonian Talmud, but there is one in the Jerusalem Talmud, and the latter is often printed in the editions of the Babylonian Talmud. The order of Moed (in hebrew: מועד) (in english: "Festivities") is the second order of the Mishnah, the first written record of the oral Torah of the jewish people (also the Tosefta and the Talmud). Of the 6 orders of the Mishnah, Moed is the third shortest order. The order of Moed consists of 12 tractates. The Mishnah (in hebrew: מִשְְׁנָה)(in english: 'study, repetition') is an exegetical body of compiled jewish laws, which gathers and consolidates the jewish oral tradition developed over centuries from the times of the Torah or written law, to its codification by the Rabbi Yehudah Hanasi (also called the Prince), towards the end of the second century.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "Introduction to Tractate Shekalim - Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem". Learn.conservativeyeshiva.org. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  2. ^ "Shekalim". www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org.
  3. ^ "Shekalim - Festividades". es.chabad.org.