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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

Total There are 13,550 seifim in Shulchan Aruch. Breakdown Orach Chaim — 4,170 Yoreh Deiah — 3,700 Even HaEzer — 1,988 Choshen Mishpat — 3,692 Methodology I looked at the beginning of every ...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

I believe this would make an enjoyable web-scraping project, which might yield a more easily reproducible (and checkable) result. I've scraped the numbers from WikiSource, and gotten a total for Orach ...
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What is פנאד"ש?

I have found in the article (p. 8 of the PDF) of Eliezer Papo that it is מאכל ספרדי דומה לבורקס שלנו היום – כיסנים ממולאים בבשר או בגבינה.‏ a Sephardic food similar to our bourekas today – dumplings ...
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Is there any place where Shulchan Aruch rules with the Rosh against the Rif and Rambam?

The Shulchan Arukh (OC 259:1) rules like Rosh, against Rif and Rambam, that wool shearings used to insulate a pot before Shabbat are not Muktza even if they weren't designated as insulation as long as ...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

So I decided to try counting for Orach Chaim ,and surprisingly did not take long at all (one hour around). I used excel to calculate the sum of all the seifim in all the simanim. Orach Chaim = 697 ...
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Mazikim on Shabbos?

Perishah to Tur Orach Chaim 267 (answering a slightly different question) explains that there are in fact mazikim on shabbat, which would be consistent with the explanation you give for the recital of ...
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Did the Beit Yosef Write Every Siman in Shulchan Aruch?

The Yad Malachi (18th century) (klalei haposqim: klalei hashulhan arukh ve'rama) quotes a responsum of R. Samuel Aboab (17th century) (responsum #251) as stating that he heard that R. Karo delegated ...
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Who is "the author of the Shulchan Aruch" in this teshuvah of Rashbash?

The Machon Yerushalayim edition of the teshuvos, which is available on Otzar Chochmah, has a footnote that asks your question and suggests "the author of the Shulchan Aruch" was added by mistake at ...
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English version of SHULCHAN ARUCH

It took several years from the OP but I am pleased to announce that Sefaria has posted most of the original-by-Señor-Yosef-Karo Shulchan Aruch in English: https://www.sefaria.org/texts/Halakhah/...
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Where does the Shulchan Aruch quote an authority by name?

It's actually not that rare for the Shulchan Aruch to mention authorities by name. Here are a bunch of examples of different authorities mentioned: In O.C. 34:1 he mentions a dispute involving Rashi,...
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5th part of the shulchan aruch

According to Jewish historian Joseph Telushkin in his A Code of Jewish Ethics, Volume 1, this description is attributed to Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik, an early twentieth century Rabbi. The story is ...
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Mishnah Berurah style commentary on the rest of Shulchan Aruch

Yes, there are many such kind of seforim on all parts of Shulchan Aruch (in fact, almost all of it). Prof. Spiegel in his recently published book, 'Amudim Be'toldot Ha'sefer Ha'ivri - Hadar Ha'...
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Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch

TOTAL: 13,533 Orach Chaim (697 chapters): 4,108 Yoreh Deah (403 chapters): 3,685 Even HaEzer (178 chapters): 1,986 Choshen Mishpat (427 chapters): 3,754 I used the Shulchan Aruch in one volume ...
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Asher Yatzar on numerous occasions

The Mamar Mordechai (s.k. 3) understands the Shulchan Aruch's position is that the second recitation covers all the times he forgot, so one would never say more than two. However, the Pri Megadim (M.Z....
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What is chiltis?

Chiltis is a root vegetable known as Asafetida1,2, which is like garlic and is considered extremely strong and used in India for cooking and medicine. It is called חלתית from the root חוֹלֶה, sick, ...
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Is it permissible for a woman to learn Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch?

Rav Moshe Feinstein zt"l in Igros Moshe, YD III, siman 87 (top left column) famously said that girls can learn pirkei avos: משום שהוא עניני מוסר והנהגות טובות יש ללמדם בהסבר לעוררן לאהבת תורה ...
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Why give a non-useful example of blowing a Shofar on Shabbat in Shulchan Aruch 307:5?

Because that was the example that the Rambam gave here, and the Shulchan Aruch will often follow the Rambam's language. This is helpful because Rambam holds that in a place of Beis Din Kavuah, Shofar ...
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Why doesn't Shulchan Aruch include the laws of destroying fruit trees?

R. Jacob Reischer addresses this in a responsum: Shu"t Shevut Yaakov 1:159 גם על הטור אין תימא כל כך דאף דלאו בפירוש אתמר מכללא אתמר כיון דאיסור לקצוץ אילנות הוא לאו דוקא אלא ה"ה כל המאבד ...
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Different Shulchan Aruchs?

In the 13th or 14th century, Rabbi Yaakov ben Asher set out to compose a guide that would organize all of the laws found in the Talmud into one place for ease of access and learning. He wrote Arba’ah ...
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Shulchan Aruch split into 30 portions

The Ketuvim Publishers has the complete Shulchan Aruch with the Rama in one volume. In the introduction the editor explains that the Bais Yosef intended the Shulchan Aruch to be studied and completed ...
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Why must one recite any scripture while donning Rabbe'inu Tam tephillin?

The logic is that if one said Shema with Rashi's, but Rabbeinu Tam's is the correct Tefillin, then one didn't say Shema with Tefillin earlier, so say it now, properly. So the logic is that the proper ...
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Anonymous glosses in the Shulchan Aruch

This is (partly) addressed by the editors in the beginning of the Tzuras Hadaf edition of Shulchan Aruch. They note that many of the in-text explanations and citations are not actually from the ...
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Contradiction between Beit Yosef and the Shulchan Aruch in O.C. תקנז

The Beit Yosef doesn't say to say it only at מנחה. He brings opinions on both sides and doesn't state his own opinion. I think this might have caused the confusion: When he says ושפשט המנהג כדברי ...
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Total number of Simanim In Shulchan Aruch

According to Sefaria there are 697 simanim in Orach Chaim 402 in Yoreh Deah (as @msh210 and @DoubleAA pointed out, there is no siman 168 but there are 2 simanim numbered 297) 178 in Even Haezer 427 ...
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Where does the Shulchan Aruch quote an authority by name?

Here's a double naming in hilchos muktza: הרשב"א מתיר לטלטל האיצטרלו"ב בשבת וכן ספרי החכמה ולדעת הרמב"ם יש להסתפק בדבר:
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Writing/drawing in the sand on Shabbos

The Gemara in Shabbos 3a states that when it comes to laws of Shabbos, the term פָּטוּר generally means that it is forbidden but doesn't require a sacrifice to be brought. So the Mishna never really '...
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When can you make a bracha mentally?

The Pri Migadim Eishel Avraham 172:1 asks the question and says that some hold since the liquid is no longer really edible, it’s not worthy of a bracha, even with thought. It would seem that according ...
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Why doesn't the shulchan aruch mention the basic way of lighting Chanuka candles?

The Peri Megadim notes this as well: והמחבר שסתם משמע דהוספה מדינא וצ״ע כי יש נפקא מינה לדינא And the Mehaber states it plainly [i.e. without explaining that me'iqar hadin one flame is sufficient to ...
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Machon Yerushalayim Shulchan Aruch vs. Habahir Edition

The "classic" editions of Shulchan Aruch contained many errors - some of which crept in due to confusion between abbreviations, between source text and citation, etc, but most of which are just ...
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