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Makot (in Hebrew: מכות) (in English: "Lashes") is a tractate of the Mishnah and Talmud. It is the fifth volume of the order of Nezikin. Makkot deals primarily with laws of the jewish courts (beis din) and the punishments which they may administer, and may be regarded as a continuation of tractate Sanhedrin, of which it originally formed part.[1]

In its scope of application are the topics of:

  • The false witnesses (Edim Zomemim)
  • The exile in a city of refuge. (Aray Miklat)
  • The lashes administered by the court. (Makot)


  1. ^ Steinsaltz, Adin (June 3, 2010). "Introduction to Masechet Makkot". Orthodox Union. Retrieved November 4, 2018.