Toledot HaPoskim, History of the Jewish Codes, by Chaim Tchernowitz.

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein once said that the decisions of the Aruch HaShulchan — who was a full-time rabbi — take precedence over many poseks who were not active rabbis.

- Aruch HaShulchan

Yechiel Michel Epstein (1829–1907), Aruch HaShulchan

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Toledot HaPoskim, History of the Jewish Codes, by Chaim Tchernowitz.

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When a rabbinic posek ("he who makes a statement", "decisor") proposes an additional interpretation of a law, that interpretation may be considered binding for the posek's questioner or immediate community.

Aruch HaShulchan by rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (1829–1888) is a scholarly analysis of halakha through the perspective of the major Rishonim. The work follows the structure of the Tur and the Shulchan Aruch; rules dealing with vows, agriculture, and ritual purity, are discussed in a second work known as Aruch HaShulchan he'Atid.

Yechiel Michel Epstein

Yechiel Michel ha-Levi Epstein (יחיאל מיכל הלוי אפשטיין)

Yechiel Michel ha-Levi Epstein (יחיאל מיכל הלוי אפשטיין)

(24 January 1829 – 25 March 1908), often called "the Aruch haShulchan" after his magnum opus, Aruch HaShulchan, was a Rabbi and Posek (authority in Jewish law) in Lithuania.