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Soncino Babylonian Talmud







These are the Sedarim ("orders", or major divisions) and tractates (books) of the Babylonian Talmud, as translated for publication by the Soncino Press in 1935 - 1948.

The English terms in italics are taken from the introductions in the respective Soncino volumes. A summary of the contents of each Tractate is given in the Introduction to the Seder, and a detailed summary by chapter is given in the Introduction to the Tractate.

There are about 12,800 printed pages in the Soncino Talmud, not counting introductions, indexes and glossaries. The printed edition has the complete text, cross-referenced footnotes, a master index, an index for each tractate, scriptural index and rabbinical index.

SEDER ZERA‘IM (Seeds: 11 tractates)

Introduction to Seder Zera‘im — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Berakoth (Benedictions: 9 chapters, 64 folios, 405 pages) PDF
Introduction to Berakoth — Maurice Simon
Pe‘ah (Corner: 8 chapters, 46 pages) PDF
Demai (Doubtful: 7 chapters, 82 pages) PDF
Kil‘ayim (Mixtures: 9 chapters, 68 pages) PDF
Shebi‘ith (Seventh: 10 chapters, 52 pages) PDF
Terumoth (Heave Offerings: 11 Chapters, 57 pages) PDF
Ma‘aseroth (Tithes: 5 chapters, 29 pages) PDF
Ma‘aser Sheni (Second Tithe: 5 chapters, 33 pages) PDF
Hallah (Dough 4 chapters, 40 pages) PDF
‘Orlah ('Uncircumcision', sc. of trees: 3 chapters, 29 pages) PDF
Bikkurim (First Fruits: 4 chapters, 4 folios, 24 pages) PDF

SEDER MO‘ED (Appointed Seasons: 12 tractates)

Foreword to Seder Mo‘ed — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Mo‘ed — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Shabbath (Sabbath: 24 chapters, 157 folios, 806 pages) PDF
Introduction to Shabbath — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
‘Erubin (Blendings: 9 chapters, 105 folios, 733 pages) PDF
Pesahim (Paschal Lambs: 10 chapters, 121 folios, 623 pages) PDF
Yoma (The Day: 8 chapters, 88 folios, 441 pages) PDF
Sukkah (Booth: 5 chapters, 56 folios, 27 pages) PDF
Bezah (Egg: 5 chapters, 40 folios, 203 pages) PDF
Rosh Hashana (New Year: 4 chapters, 35 folios, 174 pages) PDF
Ta‘anith (Fast: 4 chapters, 31 folios, 165 pages) PDF
Shekalim (Shekels: 8 chapters, 36 pages) PDF
Megillah (The Scroll: 4 chapters, 32 folios, 195 pages) PDF
Mo‘ed Katan (Minor Feast: 3 chapters, 29 folios, 192 pages) PDF
Hagigah (Festival-Offering: 3 chapters, 27 folios, 171 pages) PDF

SEDER NASHIM (Women: 7 tractates)

Foreword to Seder Nashim — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Nashim — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Yebamoth (Sisters-in-law: 16 chapters, 122 folios, 871 pages) PDF
Introduction to Yebamoth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Kethuboth (Marriage Settlements: 8 chapters, 112 folios, 728 pages) PDF
Introduction to Kethuboth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Nedarim (Vows: 9 chapters, 91 folios, 283 pages) PDF
Introduction to Nedarim — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
Nazir (Nazirite: 9 chapters, 66 folios, 253 pages) PDF
Introduction to Nazir — Rabbi B. D. Klein
Sotah (Suspected Adulteress: 9 chapters, 49 folios, 271 pages) PDF
Introduction to Sotah — Rev. Dr. Abraham Cohen
Gittin (Bills of Divorcement: 9 chapters, 90 folios, 439 pages plus 5 pages of appendix) PDF
Introduction to Gittin — Maurice Simon
Kiddushin (Consecrations: 4 chapters, 82 folios, 425 pages) PDF

SEDER NEZIKIN (Damage: 10 tractates)

Foreword — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Nezikin — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Baba Kamma (First gate: 10 chapters, 119 folios, 719 pages) PDF
Introduction to Baba Kamma — Dr. E. W. Kirzner
Baba Mezi‘a (Middle gate: 10 chapters, 119 folios, 676 pages) PDF
Introduction to Baba Mezi‘a — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
See also: Introductory Essay: Social Legislation in the Talmud (1962) — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Baba Bathra (Last gate: 10 chapters, 176 folios, 780 pages) PDF
Introductory to Baba Bathra — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki and Maurice Simon
Sanhedrin (Court of Justice: 11 chapters, 113 folios, 781 pages) PDF
Introduction to Sanhedrin — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman and Jacob Shachter
‘Abodah Zarah (Strange Worship: 5 chapters, 76 folios, 366 pages) PDF
Introduction to Abodah Zarah — Rev. Dr. Abraham Cohen
Horayoth (Rulings: 3 chapters, 14 folios, 106 pages) PDF
Introduction to Horayoth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Shebu‘oth (Oaths: 8 chapters, 49 folios, 309 pages) PDF
Makkoth (Floggings: 3 chapters, 24 folios, 175 pages) PDF
‘Eduyyoth (Testimonies: 8 chapters, 50 pages) PDF
Aboth (Fathers: 6 chapters, 91 pages) PDF

SEDER KODASHIM (Holy Things: 11 tractates)

Epilogue — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie
Introduction to Seder Kodashim — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Zebahim (Animal-offerings: 13 chapters, 120 folios, 596 pages) PDF
Menahoth (Meal-offerings: 13 chapters, 110 folios, 682 pages) PDF
Hullin (Non-holy: 11 chapters, 142 folios, 825 pages) PDF
Bekoroth (Firstlings: 9 chapters, 61 folios, 418 pages) PDF
‘Arakin (Estimations: 9 chapters, 34 folios, 204 pages) PDF
Temurah (Substitution: 7 chapters, 34 folios, 253 pages) PDF
Kerithoth (Excisions: 6 chapters, 28 folios, 220 pages) PDF
Me‘ilah (Trespass: 6 chapters, 22 folios, 86 pages) PDF
Tamid (The Continual [Offering]: 7 chapters, 33 folios, 38 pages) PDF
Middoth (Dimensions: 5 chapters, 23 pages) PDF
Kinnim ([Bird-]nests: 3 chapters, 24 pages) PDF

SEDER TOHOROTH (Cleannesses: 12 tractates)

Introduction to Seder Tohoroth — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Niddah (The Menstruant: 10 chapters, 73 folios, 509 pages) PDF
Introduction to Niddah — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Kelim (Vessels: 30 chapters, 142 pages) PDF
Oholoth (Tents: 18 chapters, 86 pages) PDF
Nega‘im (Leprosy: 14 chapters, 70 pages) PDF
Parah (Heifer: 12 chapters, 58 pages) PDF
Tohoroth (Cleannesses: 10 chapters, 60 pages) PDF
Introduction to Tohoroth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Mikwa'oth (Pools of Immersion: 10 chapters, 46 pages) PDF
Makshirin (Predispositions 6 chapters, 36 pages) PDF
Zabim (They That Suffer Flux: 5 chapters, 24 pages) PDF
Tebul Yom (Immersed at Day Time: 6 chapters, 20 pages) PDF
Yadayim (Hands: 4 chapters, 26 pages) PDF
Ukzin (Stalks: 3 chapters, 20 pages) PDF


Foreword — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie