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Tractate Kallah Rabbati (“Great Bride”) is an Aramaic elaboration on tractates Kallah, Derekh Eretz Rabbah, and Derekh Eretz Zuta. It is a minor tractate, included in most printed editions of the Talmud with other minor tractates, but it differs from all other minor tractates in that it resembles the interpretive and dialectic style of the Talmud, not the terse style of the Mishnah. Its exact dating and place of composition are subject to debate, but it was likely composed soon after the talmudic period, in the eighth or ninth century.
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, c.100 BCE - c.900 CE