Kehati's introduction to Moed Katan says that it is not called Moed so as not to cause confusion, as the seder has the same name. However, this doesn't seem to be a concern for masechet Taharot in seder Taharot.

Why not?

  • Does R Kehati cite an earlier source? – Double AA Dec 21 '16 at 13:19
  • @DoubleAA Not that I can see. – Scimonster Dec 21 '16 at 13:20
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    I have a nagging feeling that טהרות has different Nikkud in the two cases. – Double AA Dec 21 '16 at 13:46
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    possibly helpful judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/28490/… – Double AA Dec 21 '16 at 13:47
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    Please note that Tif'eres Yisra'el, in his introduction to N'zikin, says that the first 3 masechtos comprise a maschta called "N'zikin" and that each bava is a piece of that masechta, divided by content. At least some of this is based on Ramba"m's commentary. – WAF Dec 21 '16 at 15:19

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