This collection of early Rabbinic legal code was compiled by Judah ha-Nasi in the 2nd century. It is divided into 6 parts called orders. Each order (or seder) is subdivided into sections called tractates (or masechet).
The orders are:
Finding Mishnah on the shelf
Complete sets of the Mishnah are generally shelved in BM 497. They are shelved in this order: original language (BM 497), selections (BM 497.2), translations (BM 497.5), early works about the Mishnah (BM 497.7), then later works (BM 497.8). Individual orders and tractates of the Mishnah are shelved with individual orders and tractates of the Talmud under BM 506 (see below). Note: many of these works are shelved in the oversized (folio) section.
Finding Mishnah in the catalog
To find texts of the Mishnah do a title browse
search for: mishnah <part (order or tractate)> <language>
To find books written about the Mishnah, do a subject
browse search under: mishnah <part>
Finding Mishnah online
Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirqe Aboth)
Jewish texts at Snunit
Bar Ilan Responsa Project
In the 2-3 centuries following the compilation of the Mishnah more commentaries and legal discussions were written and collected into works called the Gemorah. Two different Gemarah were compiled; one in Babylonia and one in Palestine. Collectively the Mishnah and Gemarah are called the Talmud. While there is overlap between the Babylonian (or Bavli) and Palestinian (or Jerusalem or Yerushalmi) Talmuds, the Babylonian is the larger and more comprehensive work.
Finding Talmud on the shelf
Complete sets of the Palestinian/Jerusalem Talmud are generally shelved in BM 498. They are shelved in this order: original language (BM 498), selections (BM 498.2), translations (BM 498.5), early works about the Jerusalem Talmud (BM 498.7), then later works (BM 498.8). Individual orders and tractates are shelved with individual orders and tractates of the Talmud under BM 506
Complete sets of the Babylonian Talmud (also just called Talmud without the Babylonian qualifier) are generally shelved in BM 499. They are shelved in this order: original language (BM 499), selections (BM 499.2), translations (BM 499.5)
Works about the Talmud are shelved in BM 500-BM 504
Individual orders and tractates are shelved under BM 506
Finding Talmud in the catalog
To find texts of the Talmud do a title browse
search for: talmud <part> <language>
To find books written about the Talmud, do a subject
browse search under: talmud <part>
Finding Talmud online
The Babylonian Talmud Translated by M.L. Rodkinson
Jewish texts at Snunit
Talmud at e-Daf.com
|Baraita & Tosefta
Baraita refers to a type of literature, not a specific work. Baraita means "outside" and refers to legal discussions and commentary written around the same time as the Mishnah, but not included in the Mishnah. There are many collections of baraita including Baraita de-melekhet ha-Mishkan.
Collections of baraita are shelved under BM 507 ; specific works are under BM 507.5
The Tosefta is a special collection of baraita.
It is arranged in the same way as the Mishnah (the same 6 orders,
with most of the same tractates)
Works on specific topics discussed in any of Talmudic literature and shelved in BM 509. They'll appear in alphabetic order by subject.Other Links
Midrash Bibliography / edited by Lewis Barth, et al
The Guide for the Perplexed / by Moses Maimonides
Translated from the Original Arabic Text by M. Friedlander,
Ph.d Second Edition ; Revised Throughout 1904.
Pirqe Rabbi Eliezer Electronic Text Editing Project,
Lewis M. Barth, Editor
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