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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Aruch HaShulchan with Piskei Mishnah Berurah (9 vol.)

Some of the laws discussed, such as those relating to agriculture and farming, apply today for those living in the Land of Israel.

Yechiel Michel ha-Levi Epstein Hebrew: Epstein became the rabbi of Novozybkov east of Gomelnow Bryansk regiona town with a large number of Hasidic Jewsmainly adherents of Chabad Lubavitch.

This page was last edited on 18 Januaryat When established custom is in conflict hashulchqn theoretical halakha, Rabbi Epstein tends to side with local custom, to a greater extent than is the case in works such as the Mishnah Berurah.

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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The page numbering in the reprints still reflects the smaller volumes of the original printing. Yechiel Michel Epstein was born into a family of wealthy army contractors for the Czarist Russian army in BabruyskRussian Empire presently in Belarus. 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Illinoiswho was given permission by the Israeli Bar-Ilan family, descendants of the author, to print 36 previously unpublished chapters on the laws of oaths Hilkhot NedarimYoreh Deah Later, HaMapah “the tablecloth”annotations for Ashkenazi Jews by Moses Isserles, was included in all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”.


His surname is often preceded by ha-Levias he descended from a family of Levites.

The work follows the structure of the Tur and the Shulchan Aruch: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These are further subdivided into paragraphs se’ifimbut the latter do not match in the three hashulcgan the Tur has no official se’ifim at all, and the se’ifim of the Shulchan Hasuulchan do not match that of the Aruch HaShulchan. It originally did not contain the laws of oaths Yoreh Deah previously published by Fishbane, but they were subsequently added.

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Yechiel Michel Epstein – Wikipedia

In other projects Wikisource. 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.

Rabbinic legal texts and responsa. Nine years after accepting his position in Novozybkov, inEpstein was appointed as the rabbi of Navahrudakwhere he would serve for 34 years, until his death.

Aruch HaShulchan – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Due to the latter’s popularity in the Haredi world, the Mishnah Berurah is hazhulchan considered authoritative over Aruch HaShulchan by Haredim.

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 was the rabbi of a community, and since it was printed after the Mishnah Berurah. Here, he was recognised as a posek decisor hwshulchan Jewish lawand he was to compose most of his writings in Navahrudak. Epstein died on 22 Adar IIand is buried in Navahrudak.

When he deems it necessary, he also mentions the views of other Rishonim early, pre authoritiesand especially Acharonim later authoritiesoccasionally disagreeing with the latter. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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.


Hashulchwn Rav takes into consideration more than just the abstract and black-and-white concepts of the halachah when rendering a halachic opinion. His son, Rabbi Baruch Epsteinwas a bookkeeper by profession but produced a number of scholarly and popular works, most notably the Torah Temimah. 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.

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 Epstein studied Torah locally, and was encouraged to do so by the town’s rabbi and his parents the concept of an out-of-town yeshiva was only slowly gaining ascendancy.

Compiled and written by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein —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.

Berlin was later hwshulchan marry a daughter of Epstein, after being widowed of his first wife. Views Read Edit View history. 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 Salant founded in Israel in Joshua ben Israel Benveniste.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Retrieved from ” https: Epstein was involved in many charitable endeavors. Moses ben Mordecai Zacuto Moshe Feinstein.