Arukh HaShulhan (The Table Is Set) is a chapter-by-chapter restatement of the Read the text of Arukh HaShulchan online with commentaries and connections. Interesting letter handwritten and signed by R. Yechiel Michel HaLevi Epstein Rabbi of Navahrudak, author of Aruch HaShulchan, to his relative R. Yosef David . Originally published March 31, at hashulchan-laws-tzedakah

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Berlin was later to marry a daughter of Epstein, after being widowed of his first wife. This article needs additional citations for verification.

When he deems it necessary, he also mentions the views of other Rishonim early, pre hashuldhanand especially Acharonim later authoritiesoccasionally disagreeing with the latter. He was particularly close to Rabbi Shmuel Salantthe chief rabbi of Jerusalem, and wrote extensively on the obligation of all Jews to support the Rabbi Meir Baal Haneis charity that Rabbi Hashulchaj founded in Israel in In Aruch HaShulchanRabbi Epstein cites the source of each law as found in the Talmud and Maimonidesand states the halakhic decision as found in the Shulchan Aruch with the glosses of Rema.

His son, Rabbi Baruch Epsteinwas a bookkeeper by profession but produced a number of scholarly and popular works, most notably the Torah Temimah. However, many people including Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin and Rabbi Yehuda Pearl have famously held that the Aruch HaShulchan is more authoritative, since its author xruch the rabbi of a community, and since it was printed after the Mishnah Berurah.

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Yechiel Michel ha-Levi Epstein Hebrew: This page was last edited on 18 Januaryat Commentators on the Jerusalem Hashulchhan. Images of the first edition have been reprinted dozens of times to this hashulchna.

Retrieved from ” https: The Shulchan Aruchauthored in Safed by Yosef Karo inis a contemporary record of Sephardi laws and customs at the time and place of its making. This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat The Aruch Hashulchan was composed and printed serially starting with Choshen Mishpat prior to the printing of the Mishna Berurah and the section on Orach Chayim published afterwards.

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Yechiel Michel Epstein was born into a family of wealthy army contractors for the Czarist Russian army in BabruyskRussian Empire presently in Belarus. These are further subdivided into paragraphs se’ifimbut the latter do not match in the afuch works the Tur has no official se’ifim at all, and the se’ifim of the Shulchan Aruch do not match that of the Aruch HaShulchan.

A division into four large parts, subdivided into parallel chapters simanim that match in all three works. Here, he was recognised as a posek decisor of Jewish lawand arucu was to compose most of his writings in Navahrudak.

Many volumes were reprinted posthumously by his daughter.

The work was originally published during the author’s lifetime in numerous small volumes that appeared from —beginning with Choshen Mishpatat the beginning of which the author’s introduction is found. In other projects Wikisource.

A ninth volume was published in by Rabbi Simcha Fishbane of Chicago, Illinoiswho was given permission by the Israeli Bar-Ilan family, descendants of the author, to print 36 previously unpublished chapters on the laws of oaths Hilkhot NedarimYoreh Deah Rabbi Moshe Feinstein once said that the decisions of the Aruch HaShulchan — who was a full-time Rav — take precedence over many poskim who were not active rabbanim.


Rabbi Epstein tends to take a lenient view le-kula but decidedly without compromising in any form on the power and rule of Jewish law. These reprints usually appear in eight volumes, which mostly reflect the division of volumes in the Vilna edition of the Shulchan Aruch with the exception of Yoreh Deah.

The title “Aruch HaShulchan” “the table is set” is a clear allusion to the Shulchan Aruch “the set table”on which it draws, and to Aroch ha-Shulchan from the Tanakh Book of Isaiah Later, HaMapah “the tablecloth”annotations for Ashkenazi Jews by Moses Isserles, was included in all editions of the Shulchan Aruch sinceembedded in the text and distinguished by a semi-cursive “Rashi script”.

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Aruch HaShulchan with Piskei Mishnah Berurah (9 vol.)

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Some of the laws discussed, such as those relating to agriculture and farming, apply today for those living in the Land of Israel.

It originally did not contain the laws of oaths Yoreh Deah previously published by Fishbane, hazhulchan they were subsequently added. His surname is often preceded by ha-Levias he descended from a family of Levites.