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Okay, let's rewind a bit! In the mid-1500s, Rabbi Yosef Karo compiled a work called Shulchan Aruch, his version of a code of Jewish law. (Well he was working on an earlier framework, but that's even more complicated ...) One volume deals with civil law, another marital law; the volume under discussion now is called Orach Chaim (path of life). It addresses ...


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Mishna Brurah is actually a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, the Jewish code of law written by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (Poland, 1838–1933), also known as the Chofetz Chaim The Mishnah Berurah is an explanation on the 1st volume known as "Orach Chaim" which discusses laws common to daily ways of life such as prayer, tallit, tefillin, Shabbat and holiday ...



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