The Shulhan Arukh
The ultimate code of Jewish law.
Influence of the Shulhan Arukh
To this day, the Shulhan Arukh remains the most influential code of Jewish law. Contemporary legal scholars may, on occasion, disagree with Caro's conclusions, but they cannot ignore him. The proliferation of commentaries on the Shulhan Arukh has only solidified its central position in the canon. Almost five hundred years after Caro produced a work intended primarily for those unable to study more complex legal works, his code has become the primary textbook for most traditional Jewish schools and yeshivot.
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