Shulchan Aruch

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Shlomo Ganzfried

Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried

Shlomo Ganzfried (or Salomon ben Joseph Ganzfried; 1804 in Ungvár – 30 July 1886 in Ungvár) was an Orthodox rabbi and posek best known as the author of the work of Halakha (Jewish law), the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Hebrew: קיצור שולחן ערוך, "The Abbreviated Shulchan Aruch"), by which title he is also known.

Avraham Gombiner

Abraham Abele Gombiner (אברהם אבלי הלוי גומבינר) (c.

Rabbi Abraham Abele Gombiner

He is known to scholars of Judaism for his Magen Avraham commentary on the Orach Chayim section of Rabbi Joseph Karo's Shulchan Aruch, which he began writing in 1665 and finished in 1671.

Shabbatai HaKohen

Noted 17th century talmudist and halakhist.

Shabbatai HaKohen
Tomb of Sabbatai ben Meir ha-Kohen in Holešov
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In Cracow in 1646, he published his magnum opus, the Siftei Kohen (שפתי כהן) or the Shakh, (ש"ך) a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat. This work was approved by the greatest Polish and Lithuanian scholars and since 1674 has been published in most editions of the Yoreh De'ah.

Jonathan Eybeschutz

Talmudist, Halachist, Kabbalist, holding positions as Dayan of Prague, and later as Rabbi of the "Three Communities": Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek.

Novellae to Shulchan Aruch: Urim ve-Tummim on Choshen Mishpat; Kereti u-Peleti on Yoreh De'ah; Sar ha-Alef on Orach Chayim.

Aruch HaShulchan

Work of halacha written by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein (1829–1908).

The work attempts to be a clear, organized summary of the sources for each chapter of the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries, with special emphasis on the positions of the Jerusalem Talmud and Maimonides.

Shulchan Aruch HaRav

Especially a record of prevailing halakha by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), known during his lifetime as HaRav (Hebrew for "The Rabbi") and as the first Rebbe (Yiddish for "rabbi") of Chabad.

1895 edition of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav

Rabbi Shneur Zalman was asked by his teacher, Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch, to write an adjusted version of the Shulchan Aruch (1562 CE) of Rabbi Joseph Karo with reference to later commentaries, as well as subsequent responsa, for nascent Hassidism.

Avraham Danzig

Rabbi, posek (legal decisor) and codifier, best known as the author of the works of Jewish law called Chayei Adam and Chochmat Adam.

Rabbi instructing children in 2004

Danzig wrote several important works, but he is especially known for Chayei Adam and Chochmat Adam, his works of halacha covering the laws of the Shulchan Aruch dealing with everyday life.

Chayei Adam

A full set of the Babylonian Talmud

Chayei Adam (חיי אדם "The Life of Man") is a work of Jewish law by Rabbi Avraham Danzig (1748–1820), dealing with the laws discussed in the Orach Chayim section of the Shulchan Aruch.

Yom Tov Tzahalon

Yom Tov ben Moshe Tzahalon, (יום טוב בן משה צהלון), also known as the Maharitz, (c.

Although a Sephardi, Tzahalon rendered a decision in favour of an Ashkenazic congregation in a controversy which arose between the Sephardim and Ashkenazim at Jerusalem, and in his love of truth he did not spare even his teacher, Joseph Caro, declaring that the Shulchan Aruch was written for children and laymen.

Israel Bruna

Moravian-German rabbi and Posek (decisor on Jewish Law).

Rabbi Bruna is best known as one of the primary Ashkenazi authorities quoted by Moses Isserles in the Shulkhan Arukh.