Definitions for "Shulchan Aruch"
Keywords:  karo, caro, yosef, joseph, isserles
(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.