Given that many Sugiot in the Gemmorah are out of Masechet of their rational placements, and the fact that the Gemmora isn't "sacred" in its structure.

Did anyone make an attempt to rearrange the Talmud by topics, i.g. placing all Sugiot of Shabbos in Mashechet Shabbos and taking out what's not about Shabbos?

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    Rambam Mishneh Torah.
    – Alex
    Nov 23, 2019 at 22:42
  • @Alex Answer???
    – DonielF
    Nov 24, 2019 at 4:15
  • @DonielF I suspect it's not quite what he's looking for.
    – Alex
    Nov 24, 2019 at 4:23
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    @Alex I don't know why you and so many people misunderstood the question. Rambam wasn't rewriting Gemmorah, he wrote a totally different work.
    – Al Berko
    Nov 24, 2019 at 11:23
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    – Alex
    Nov 24, 2019 at 13:49

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Take a look at Kesef Nivchar: http://beta.hebrewbooks.org/19582

  • I don't see Gemmoros here.
    – Al Berko
    Nov 24, 2019 at 11:25

This was done for Masechtot Kelim and Ohalot by R. Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzyn (c. 1850) in his Sidrei Taharot.

As noted on the title pages, he collected all the relevant words of Chazal (Bavli, Yerushalmi, Tosefta and various midrashim) and arranged them as a 'gemara' on the mishnayot of those masechtot.

(According to Wikipedia he actually composed similar volumes on the remaining masechtot of Seder Taharot, but the manuscripts were lost during the Holocaust.)

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    Very interesting, thank you. This probably would be an answer to "Did anybody try to write Gemmoros on Mishnayos that don't have one?".
    – Al Berko
    Nov 24, 2019 at 13:11

Rif compiled his work in precisely this fashion. For example, the law presented in the Talmud on Baba Bathra 3b has no place there, therefore it was added to the tractate of Megillah which discusses laws of the synagogue.

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