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Makkot (Hebrew: מכות, "Lashes") is a book of the Mishnah
Mishnah
and Talmud. It is the fifth volume of the book of Nezikin. Makkot deals primarily with laws of Jewish courts and the punishments which they may administer, and may be regarded as a continuation of tractate Sanhedrin, of which it originally formed part. Included in its scope are the topics of:

Collusive Witnesses (edim zomemim) Exile to a "city of refuge" Court-administered lashes (malkut) The debate over the definition of a tattoo (ka'aka)

Sample content[edit] There is a dispute recorded between Rabbi Judah and the other sages as to the maximum number of lashes a person might receive. Rabbi Judah held the maximum is forty, while the sages say that the maximum is thirty-nine. The Talmud
Talmud
rules in accord with the sages. The lashes were administered in groups of three, one on the chest and one on the back of each shoulder. Rabbi Judah, who held that forty lashes should be administered, positioned the final strike between the shoulder blades. Since we must not kill the person being lashed, a doctor evaluates how many lashes the convicted can survive (in multiples of three).

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The Six Orders of the Mishnah
Mishnah
(ששה סדרי משנה‬)

Zeraim (Seeds) (זרעים‬) Moed (Festival) (מועד‬) Nashim (Women) (נשים‬) Nezikin (Damages) (נזיקין‬) Kodashim (Holies) (קדשים‬) Tohorot (Purities) (טהרות‬)

Berakhot Pe'ah Demai Kil'ayim Shevi'it Terumot Ma'aserot Ma'aser Sheni Hallah Orlah Bikkurim

Shabbat Eruvin Pesahim Shekalim Yoma Sukkah Beitza Rosh Hashanah Ta'anit Megillah Mo'ed Katan Hagigah

Yevamot Ketubot Nedarim Nazir Sotah Gittin Kiddushin

Bava Kamma Bava Metzia Bava Batra Sanhedrin Makkot Shevu'ot Eduyot Avodah Zarah Avot Horayot

Zevahim Menahot Hullin Bekhorot Arakhin Temurah Keritot Me'ilah Tamid Middot Kinnim

Keilim Oholot Nega'im Parah Tohorot Mikva'ot Niddah Makhshirin Zavim Tevul Yom Yadayim Uktzim

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