About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel, c.190 – c.230 CE
Tractate Sanhedrin (“Assembly of Judges”) is a tractate in Seder Nezikin (“Order of Damages") that addresses the judicial system. Its eleven chapters discuss the selection of judges and forming a court, the process of accepting testimony, and monetary, corporal, and capital punishment. The tenth chapter, known as “perek chelek,” addresses the World to Come and who does not receive it.