Tohorot (tractate)

Tohorot (Hebrew: טָהֳרוֹת, literally "Purities") is a tractate in the Mishnah and Tosefta, treating especially of the lesser degrees of uncleanness the effects of which last until sunset only. In most editions of the Mishnah it is the fifth tractate in the order Tohorot. It is divided into ten chapters, comprising ninety-six paragraphs in all.[1]


Tosefta and Gemara

The Tosefta to this tractate is divided into eleven chapters, and contains many passages elucidating the Mishnaic tractate.[1]

There is no Gemara for Tohorot in either the Babylonian or Jerusalem Talmud.


  1. 1 2 3  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Singer, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "ṬOHOROT". Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. Retrieved Aug/16/13. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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