Shulhan Arukh

Shulhan Arukh
Seph. Heb. /shoohl khahn" ah rddoohkh"/; Ashk. Heb. /shool"kheuhn aw"rddookh/; Eng. /shoohl"keuhn aw"reuhk/
an authoritative code of Jewish law and custom compiled by the Talmudic scholar Joseph Caro (1488-1575), the original edition published in Vienna in 1565 emphasizing the practices of Sephardic Jews.
Also, Shulhan Aruk, Shulhan Aruch. Cf. Mappah.

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