mesechta, masechet, masekhet, masechtah
- Talmudic tractate
- "I heard that Bava Basra is the longest masechta in blatt but Brochos is the longest mesechta in words." (http://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2672/what-is-the-longest-masechta)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic
Heb. מסכת masekhet, Aram. מסכתא masekhta
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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