(Lit: The "Set Table.") Codification of Jewish law compiled by Rabbi Joseph Karo, scholar and mystic of Safed, over a period of 32 years towards the end of the fifteenth century.
Means a set table. This was the name code (or table) of laws and practices published in 1567 by Joseph Caro (1488-1575), a Sephardi Jew who lived in Safed in the Galilee, with additions from the Ashkenazi point of view by Moses Isserles (1520-1570) of Cracow. Because it contained both Sephardi and Ashkenazi rules this code became a major influence on Jewish practices after its publication.
Complete Code of Jewish Law.
(shool-KHAN ah-ROOKH): Authoritative code of Jewish Law complied in 1565 by Joseph Karo.
Definite Code of Jewish Law written by Rabbi Yosef Cairo in the 16th century.
(lit., "a set table"): the standard Code of Jewish Law compiled by R. Yosef Caro in the mid-16th cent.
the codified standard reference of the Jewish Law.
The Code of Jewish Law is known in Hebrew as the "Shulchan Aruch" or the "Set Table." It contains in its four sections: 1) Orach Chaim - the laws of daily practice, Sabbaths and festivals. 2)Yoreh De'ah - the laws of Kashrut. 3) Choshen Mishpat - the laws of business. 4) Even Ha'Ezer - the laws of marriage and divorce. The Shulchan Aruch was written by a Sephardic scholar, Rav Joseph Caro, in Safed in approximately 1560 C.E.. It also contains the comments and rulings of Rav Moshe Isserles of Cracow, that include European Jewish custom (Ashkenazic). Ohr Somayach International www.ohr.edu
The last major codification of Jewish law agreed on by all sects. Written in the mid 16th century by Joseph Karo and Moses Isserling.
lit., `a set table': The standard Code of Jewish Law compiled by R. Yosef Caro in the mid-sixteenth century.
The Shulchan Aruch (Hebrew: ×©×•×œ×—×Ÿ ×¢×¨×•×š, literally: "Set Table") is a codex, or written catalogue, of halacha (Jewish law), composed by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the 16th century. It, together with its commentaries, is considered by the vast majority of Orthodox Jews to be the most authoritative compilation halakha since the Talmud, with the exception of a minority who continue to hold by the Mishneh Torah. The Shulchan Aruch has come to simply be referred to as the Code of Jewish Law due to its popular appeal.