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__notoc__ Nashim ( "Women" or "Wives") is the third order of the Mishnah (also of the Tosefta and Talmud) containing family law. Of the six orders of the Mishnah, it is the second shortest.

Nashim consists of seven tractates:

  1. Yevamot ( "Brothers-in-Law") deals with the Jewish law of yibbum ( levirate marriage) and other topics such as the status of minors. It consists of 16 chapters.
  2. Ketubot (, "Prenuptial agreements") deals with the ketubah (Judaism's prenuptial agreement), as well as topics such as virginity, droit du seigneur and the obligations of a couple towards each other. It consists of 13 chapters.
  3. Nedarim (, "Vows") deals with various types of vows often known as nedarim and their legal consequences. It consists of 11 chapters.

  4. Nazir ( "One who abstains") deals with the details of the Nazirite vow and being a Nazirite (Num 6). It consists of 9 chapters.
  5. Sotah ( "Wayward wife") deals with the ritual of the sotah ( – the woman suspected of adultery (Num 5) as well as other rituals involving a spoken formula (such as breaking the heifer's neck, the King's septa-annual public Torah reading, the Blessings and Curses of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, etc...). It consists of nine chapters.
  6. Gittin: ( "Documents") deals with the concepts of divorces and other documents. It consists of 9 chapters.
  7. Kiddushin: ( "Betrothal") deals with the initial stage of marriage – betrothal, as well as the laws of Jewish lineages. It consists of 4 chapters.