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The Complete Shulhan Aruch

A new edition by Machon Yerushalayim

VENICE, 1570

- The Shulhan Aruch by Maran Rav Yosef Caro is published for the first time. The "Table of Jewish Law" is laid out for all generations.

CRACOW, 1575

- Rav Moshe Isserles, the Rema, spreads his commentary, the "Mapa (Tablecloth)" over the Shulhan Aruch. Maran's masterpiece is accepted by all congregations as the 'Book of Books' of Jewish Law.


- The first volumes of The Complete Shulhan Aruch are published by Machon Yerushalayim, the world's largest publisher of Torah literature, as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. Thousands of errors that occurred in previous editions, which for centuries complicated the interpretation of Jewish law, are carefully investigated and corrected. The 'Table' is set out anew in all its splendour.

The publication of the Complete Shulhan Aruch is not only the crowning achievement among the myriad activities of Machon Yerushalayim but a milestone in the history of Torah literature. Years of comprehensive, in-depth study and research by Rabbis and Torah scholars have come to fruition in the creation of this elegant new edition. Rabbinic authorities have eagerly awaited this moment. They knew that only an institution with the status and capabilities of Machon Yerushalayim, could be entrusted with such an immense and vital task. The exhaustive research is being carried out under the leadership and guidance of the great Poskim of our generation. Words and letters are checked, abbreviations are deciphered and sources noted - all in accordance with the earliest editions of the Shulhan Aruch and newly discovered manuscripts.


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