Joseph Karo

Artistic conception of Karo's appearance. Painting of 19th century
Synagogue of Maran, R. Joseph Karo, in Safed
Karo's grave in Safed
Title page of Karo's Shulchan Aruch

The author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Beit Yosef, and its popular analogue, the Shulchan Arukh.

- Joseph Karo
Artistic conception of Karo's appearance. Painting of 19th century

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Moses Isserles (Artist's rendering)

Moses Isserles

Commonly known by the Hebrew acronym for Rabbi Moses Isserles, "Rema" .

Commonly known by the Hebrew acronym for Rabbi Moses Isserles, "Rema" .

Moses Isserles (Artist's rendering)
The Rema's tombstone at the Remuh Cemetery, Kraków

He became a world-renowned scholar and was approached by many other well-known rabbis, including Yosef Karo, for Halachic decisions.

Safed

City in the Northern District of Israel.

City in the Northern District of Israel.

The Red Mosque in Safed, 2001. It was originally built by the Mamluk sultan Baybars in 1275, and renovated or expanded by the Ottomans in 1671/72
The Mamluk mausoleum of Zawiyat Banat Hamid, originally built in 1372
The Red Mosque
Hebrew book printed by Eliezer Ashkenazi in 1579
Originally built as a caravanserai by the Ottomans in the mid-1700s, the "Saraya" (house of the governor) currently serves as a community centre
Safed in the 19th century
Muslim quarter of Safed circa 1908
Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Safed
Beit Knesset Abuhav, one of the city's historic synagogues
Street art in Safed
Beit Castel gallery in the artists' colony
Scottish church in Safed
Panorama Safed and Mount Meron
View to the east and Lake of Kinneret
Safad 1937
Mandate Police station at Mount Canaan, above Safed (1948)
Safed (1948)
Safed Citadel (1948)
Safad Municipal Police Station after the battle (1948)
Bussel House, Safad, 11 April 1948: Yiftach Brigade headquarters
View of Safed from Mount Canaan (1948)
Mandate administration building on the eastern outskirts of Safed (1948)
Yiftach Brigade, with their Hotchkiss machine guns, based at Bussel House, 1948
Druze parading in Safed after the Palmach victory in 1948
Monument to the Israeli soldiers who fought in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War
Safed in 2009
View of Safed
View of Safed
Houses in Safed
Doorway in Beit Castel gallery, Safed

After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, many prominent rabbis found their way to Safed, among them the Kabbalists Isaac Luria and Moshe Kordovero; Joseph Caro, the author of the Shulchan Aruch and Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, composer of the Sabbath hymn "Lecha Dodi".

Alshich's grave in Safed

Moshe Alshich

Prominent rabbi, preacher, and biblical commentator in the latter part of the sixteenth century.

Prominent rabbi, preacher, and biblical commentator in the latter part of the sixteenth century.

Alshich's grave in Safed

He later moved to Safed where he became a student of Rabbi Joseph Caro.

Alkabetz's grave in Safed

Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz

Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz, also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; (שלמה אלקבץ) (c.

Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz, also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; (שלמה אלקבץ) (c.

Alkabetz's grave in Safed

His circle included Moshe Alsheich and Yosef Karo, as well as his famous brother-in-law Moshe Cordovero.

The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. The center column contains the Talmud text, beginning with a section of Mishnah. The Gemara begins 14 lines down with the abbreviation גמ (gimmel-mem) in larger type. Mishnah and Gemara sections alternate throughout the Talmud. The blocks of text on either side are the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries, printed in Rashi script. Other notes and cross references are in the margins.

Joseph Taitazak

Talmudic authority and kabalist who lived at Salonica in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Talmudic authority and kabalist who lived at Salonica in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a. The center column contains the Talmud text, beginning with a section of Mishnah. The Gemara begins 14 lines down with the abbreviation גמ (gimmel-mem) in larger type. Mishnah and Gemara sections alternate throughout the Talmud. The blocks of text on either side are the Rashi and Tosafot commentaries, printed in Rashi script. Other notes and cross references are in the margins.

He was also considered one of the greatest Talmudists of his time, with even Joseph Caro invoking his authority.

Plaque outside the burial cave of Jacob Berab, Safed, Israel

Jacob Berab

Influential rabbi and talmudist best known for his attempt to reintroduce classical semikhah (ordination).

Influential rabbi and talmudist best known for his attempt to reintroduce classical semikhah (ordination).

Plaque outside the burial cave of Jacob Berab, Safed, Israel

Berab then ordained a few other rabbis, including the chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Levi ibn Habib, rabbi Joseph Caro, rabbi Moses of Trani, and rabbi Yosef Sagis.

 Stylized signature of Solomon Molcho. Source: Manuscript owned by the Alliance Israélite Universelle

Solomon Molcho

Solomon Molcho (שלמה מולכו Shelomo Molkho), or Molkho, originally Diogo Pires (c.

Solomon Molcho (שלמה מולכו Shelomo Molkho), or Molkho, originally Diogo Pires (c.

 Stylized signature of Solomon Molcho. Source: Manuscript owned by the Alliance Israélite Universelle

He himself inspired Joseph Caro and Shlomo Alkabetz.

Yosef Karo

David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra

Early Acharon of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries who was a leading posek, rosh yeshiva, chief rabbi, and author of more than 3,000 responsa (halakhic decisions) as well as several scholarly works.

Early Acharon of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries who was a leading posek, rosh yeshiva, chief rabbi, and author of more than 3,000 responsa (halakhic decisions) as well as several scholarly works.

Yosef Karo

He settled in Safed, capital of the Safad Sanjak, where he became an active member of the rabbinical court presided over by Joseph Karo, who held him in great esteem.

Title of the romanized Hebrew newspaper ha Savuja ha Palestini, shows part of the romanization method of Itamar Ben-Avi. 1929.

Beit Yosef (book)

Title of the romanized Hebrew newspaper ha Savuja ha Palestini, shows part of the romanization method of Itamar Ben-Avi. 1929.

Beit Yosef (בית יוסף) (also transliterated Beth Yosef), written by Rabbi Joseph Karo, is a long and detailed commentary on the Arba'ah Turim ("Tur") by Jacob ben Asher.

Assyrians celebrating Mesopotamian New Year (Akitu) year 6769 (April 1st 2019) in Nohadra (Duhok), Iraq

Nisan

Month of the barley ripening and first month of spring.

Month of the barley ripening and first month of spring.

Assyrians celebrating Mesopotamian New Year (Akitu) year 6769 (April 1st 2019) in Nohadra (Duhok), Iraq

13 Nisan (1575) – Death of Joseph Caro, author of the Shulchan Aruch.