Toledot HaPoskim, History of the Jewish Codes, by Chaim Tchernowitz.
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Avraham Danzig (ben Yehiel Michael, 1748—1820; אברהם דנציג) was a rabbi, posek (legal decisor) and codifier, best known as the author of the works of Jewish law called Chayei Adam and Chochmat Adam.

- Avraham Danzig

Avraham Danzig (1748–1820), Chayei Adam

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

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Collective body of Jewish religious laws which is derived from the written and Oral Torah.

Collective body of Jewish religious laws which is derived from the written and Oral Torah.

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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.

Chayei Adam and Chochmat Adam by Avraham Danzig (Poland, 1748–1820) are similar Ashkenazi works; the first covers Orach Chaim, the second in large Yoreh De'ah, as well as laws from Even Ha'ezer and Choshen Mishpat pertinent to everyday life.

Yechezkel Landau

Yechezkel ben Yehuda HaLevi Landau (8 October 1713 – 29 April 1793) was an influential authority in halakha (Jewish law).

He also established a yeshiva there; Avraham Danzig, author of Chayei Adam, is amongst his best known students.