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Is there an existing list of all chapters in shas and include a brief summary of each perek?

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    Here's a list, but no summaries. – Harel13 May 24 at 17:04
  • Mishnah or Gemarah? – Alex May 24 at 18:08
  • Someone could piece one together using Meiri, Kehati, or Artscroll. – N.T. May 24 at 19:52
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Seder Zeraim:

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Brachot
Demai
Kilayim
Shevi'it
Terumot
Challah
Bikkurim

Peah (excerpted from [1])

  • Chapter 1 — basic definition: amount, location, types of produce subject
  • Chapter 2 — definition of the area of land defined as a field from which a single portion of peah must be designated: grain fields; orchards; ambiguous cases
  • Chapter 3 — ambiguous cases (cont.); minimum size of a field
  • Chapter 4 — distributing peah to the poor; a general discussion of when produce becomes subject to the laws of gleanings, forgotten sheaves, and peah; leket: definition, ambiguous cases
  • Chapter 5 — leket: ambiguous cases (cont.); distribution; collection of poor-offerings in general; shichecha: definition
  • Chapter 6 — shichecha: ambiguous cases; scriptural basis; types of produce
  • Chapter 7 — shichecha of olive trees; grapes: peret
  • Chapter 8 — ma'aser ani; definitions of poor person

Ma'aserot (excerpted from [1])

  • Chapter 1 — conditions under which produce becomes subject to the law; procedure by which harvested produce is rendered liable to the removal of tithes
  • Chapter 2 — acquisition of another's untithed produce in four modes; purchases; barter
  • Chapter 3 — barter; lost produce found by another; bringing produce from the field into the courtyard or home
  • Chapter 4 — preparation of untithed produce for use in a meal; produce which is edible but is normally not deemed food
  • Chapter 5 — produce taken from the field prior to the harvest of the crop; produce which is sold or purchased while inedible; produce which is insufficiently processed, or produce the processing of which is in doubt; produce which is not grown in the Land of Israel, or which is not food

Ma'aser Sheni (excerpted from [1])

  • Chapter 1 — improper use of consecrated food/coins
  • Chapter 2 — proper use of consecrated food; proper transference of the status of second tithe to and from coins: from coins to coins
  • Chapter 3 — from coins to produce and back
  • Chapter 4 — before the produce has been in Jerusalem; produce and coins the status of which is in doubt
  • Chapter 5 — produce of a planting's fourth year; law of removal

Orlah (excerpted from [1])

  • Chapter 1 — definition of terms: fruit tree, planting, fruit
  • Chapter 2 — mixtures of forbidden and permitted produce
  • Chapter 3 — prohibition against the use of orlah; resolution of doubts

Seder Moed

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Shabbat
Pesachim
Rosh Hashanah
Ta'anit

Seder Nashim

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Nedarim
Nazir

Seder Nezikin

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Bava Batra
Sanhedrin
Shevuot
Eduyot
Avodah Zarah
Avot
Horayot

Seder Kodashim

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Hullin
Bechorot
Terumah
Keritot
Me'ilah
Tamid
Middot
Kinnim

Seder Taharot

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Parah
Taharot
Zavim
Tevul Yom
Yadayim

Keilim (by magicker72)

  • Chapter 1 — general introduction to seder taharot; levels of uncleanness
  • Chapter 2 — earthenware utensils: breakage; toch; torches
  • Chapter 3 — earthenware utensils: damage that purifies
  • Chapter 4 — earthenware utensils: shards; rims
  • Chapters 5-7 — earthenware ovens/stoves: when it starts/stops being susceptible
  • Chapter 8 — earthenware ovens/stoves: partitions in utensils; tsamid patil; imparting impurity to stoves
  • Chapter 9 — earthenware ovens/stoves: impure objects found inside; tsamid patil
  • Chapter 10 — details on tsamid patil
  • Chapter 11 — metal utensils: flat utensils; named utensils; utensils remade from old metal
  • Chapter 12 — metal utensils: susceptible in some contexts but not in others; unfinished utensils
  • Chapter 13 — damaged metal utensils; part wood/part metal utensils
  • Chapter 14 — damaged metal utensils; repurposed damaged utensils; purifying metal utensils
  • Chapter 15 — wood/leather/bone utensils: what's susceptible
  • Chapter 16 — wood/leather/bone utensils: becoming (un)susceptible; contextual susceptibility
  • Chapter 17 — measurements for purity; measurements in general; utensils made from sea animals or seaweed; receptacles
  • Chapter 18 — how to measure capacity; what is attached to a container; beds; tefillin
  • Chapter 19 — utensils for sitting/lying: beds; counters/ satchels/ blankets
  • Chapter 20 — utensils for sitting/lying: pillows; mattresses; troughs; sticks; chairs; sheets
  • Chapter 21 — attachments of utensils
  • Chapter 22 — sitting utensils that have pieces removed
  • Chapter 23 — items inside other items; merkav/moshav; nets
  • Chapter 24 — utensils that come in three forms: susceptible to midras, susceptible to tumat met, insusceptible
  • Chapter 25 — toch and achorayim (inside and outside); secondary attached utensils
  • Chapter 26 — leather utensils
  • Chapter 27/28 — cloth utensils
  • Chapter 29 — secondary parts of items, and sizes for which they are considered attached
  • Chapter 30 — glass utensils

Ahilot/Ohalot (excerpted from [2])

  • Chapter 1 — introductory proems
  • Chapter 2 — modes/sources of uncleanness
  • Chapter 3 — modes/sources of uncleanness (cont.); openings/sizes of tents
  • Chapter 4 — subdivisions of tents
  • Chapter 5 — utensil as cover for a tent; utensils joining with walls
  • Chapter 6 — walls of a tent and how they're subdivided
  • Chapter 7 — walls/openings of tents; sloping sides of tents
  • Chapter 8 — utensils cannot be tents; composition of tents
  • Chapter 9 — objects that are sometimes utensils, sometimes tents
  • Chapter 10 — open areas separate from surrounding covered area; utensils joining with walls
  • Chapter 11 — segments/sizes of tents; utensils joining with walls
  • Chapter 12 — segments/sizes of tents; utensils joining with walls; beams in a tent
  • Chapter 13 — openings of tents; clean substances in tent apertures
  • Chapter 14 — sizes of tents
  • Chapter 15 — subdivisions of tents; forecourt of a burial area
  • Chapter 16 — cleaning out a field in which a corpse is found
  • Chapter 17 — grave-areas
  • Chapter 18 — grave-areas; land/dwellings of gentiles

Negaim (excerpted from [2])

  • Chapter 1 — introductory proem
  • Chapter 2 — negaim in general
  • Chapter 3 — negaim in general (cont.); Lev 13:2, 18-28, 29-37, 40-44, 47-59, Lev 14:33-53
  • Chapter 4 — bright spot
  • Chapter 5 — doubts in negaim
  • Chapter 6 — relationship of quick flesh and spreading; places on the human being that are not susceptible to uncleanness
  • Chapter 7 — places not susceptible to uncleanness (cont.); removing symptoms of uncleanness
  • Chapter 8 — breaking forth over the entire body
  • Chapter 9 — the boil and burning
  • Chapter 10 — scalls; baldspot
  • Chapter 11 — negaim on garments
  • Chapter 12/13 — negaim on houses
  • Chapter 14 — process of purification of the leper

Mikvaot (excerpted from [3])

  • Chapter 1 — different kinds of gatherings of water on the ground, regarding ritual purity
  • Chapter 2 — uncertainty in immersion; drawn water; mud mixed with water
  • Chapter 3 — water falling into a mikvah; how to fix a mikva that was invalidated by drawn water
  • Chapter 4 — drawn water (cont.)
  • Chapter 5 — diverted springs and drawn water; seas; waves; dams
  • Chapter 6 — intermingling mikvahs
  • Chapter 7 — completing a mikvah; things falling into a mikvah
  • Chapter 8 — purity of Israel; ba'al keri; immersing person with items
  • Chapter 9 — interpositions during immersion
  • Chapter 10 — immersing items that contain items/have attachments; where does the mikvah water need to reach; measurements of food/water that render impure; impure items inside body

[1] The Law of Agriculture in the Mishnah and the Tosefta, ed. Jacob Neusner
[2] A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities, Jacob Neusner
[3] Kehati commentary on mishnah

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