|Tractate of the Talmud|
|Number of Mishnahs:||38|
|Babylonian Talmud pages:||-|
|Jerusalem Talmud pages:||28|
According to Maimonides' introduction to the Mishnah, the tractate of Challah is arranged after the tractate of Ma'aser Sheni, "because after we take out all of these gifts - which are 'terumah' and maaser rishon and [maaser] sheni - then we grind it and make it into flour and knead it, and then we become obligated in 'challah.'".
There are 38 mishnayot in Hallah. They are divided into four chapters as follows:
Unlike other tractates in the order of Zeraim, a number of essays were written on the tractate Challah. This is due to the fact that the mitzvah of dough offering is also practiced outside of Israel and during exile. In addition to the commentaries on the Mishnah and the Yerushalmi and the Rambam's rulings, the Ramban wrote Halachot (like the rulings of the Rif for the rest of the tractates), followed by Rashba and Rosh. A special place is given the Maharit Algazi's commentary on the Hilchot Challah of the Ramban.