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Challenging Authority in Horiyot

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 5, 2010

Tractate Horiyot is the last tractate in Seder Nezikin and the smallest tractate in Shas.  It presumably is part of Seder Nezikin as a type of an appendix to tractate Sanhedrin and Makkot, which deal with the power and authority of the Beit Din – to represent the people, the fix the calendar, to judge court cases and to inflict punishment – from monetary fines, to lashes, to the death penalty. …