These are the individual tractates of Nashim, the third order of the Mishna. These descriptions are not meant as
halachic decisions. Please consult an Orthodox Rabbi for specific information.
- Yevamos - The very complicated laws concerning a levirite marriage. A levirite marriage is what happens if a man dies, leaving a widow and no children. The wife, before she can marry anyone else, must first either marry her late husband's brother or obtain from him Chalitza (a kind of divorce).
- Kesubos - The laws of marriage contracts, specifically the obligations and financial responsibilities that a husband has towards his wife.
- Nedarim - The laws of vows.
- Nazir - The laws of the Nazirite. A Nazirite is a Jew who abstains from wine, contact with the dead, and haircuts.
- Sotah - The laws of the suspected adulteress.
- Gitten - Divorce laws.
- Kiddushin - Marriage laws.
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