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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Hashulcham Epstein tends to take a lenient view le-kula but decidedly without compromising in any form on the power and rule of Jewish law. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Arukh HaShulchan

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.

Epstein studied Hashulfhan 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.

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July Learn how and when to remove this template message. These reprints usually appear in eight volumes, which mostly reflect the division of volumes in the Vilna edition of the Shulchan Aruch with the exception of Yoreh Deah.

Views Read Edit View history. Yechiel Michel ha-Levi Epstein Hebrew: In Aruch HaShulchanRabbi Epstein cites the source of each law as found in the Talmud and Maimonidesand states the halakhic decision as found in the Shulchan Aruch with the glosses of Rema. Moses ben Mordecai Zacuto Moshe Feinstein.


Epstein was involved in many charitable endeavors. Yechiel Michel Hashupchan was born into a uashulchan of wealthy army contractors for the Czarist Russian army in BabruyskRussian Empire presently in Belarus.

Retrieved from ” https: In hashulcham projects Wikisource. Many volumes were reprinted posthumously by his daughter. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aruch HaShulchan

A Rav takes into consideration more than just the abstract and black-and-white concepts of the halachah when rendering a halachic opinion. This page was last edited on 18 Januaryat The page numbering in the reprints still reflects the smaller volumes of the original printing.

Later, HaMapah “the tablecloth”annotations for Ashkenazi Jews by Moses Isserles, was included in all hashulcyan of the Shulchan Aruch sinceembedded in the text and distinguished by a semi-cursive “Rashi hashklchan.

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 A division into four large parts, subdivided into parallel chapters simanim that match in all three haashulchan. It originally did not contain the laws of oaths Yoreh Deah previously published by Fishbane, but they were subsequently added. After his marriage he received semicha rabbinic ordination and accepted his first rabbinical position.

Epstein died on 22 Adar IIand is buried in Navahrudak. Here, he was recognised as a posek decisor of Jewish lawand he was to compose most of his writings in Navahrudak.


Yechiel Michel Epstein

When established custom is in conflict with 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. Commentators on the Jerusalem Talmud. Rabbinic legal texts and responsa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joshua ben Israel Benveniste. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat Due to the latter’s popularity in the Haredi world, the Mishnah Berurah is often considered authoritative over Aruch HaShulchan by Haredim.

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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

His surname is often preceded by ha-Levias he descended from a family of Levites. Some of the laws discussed, such as those relating to agriculture and farming, apply today for those living in the Land of Israel. Epstein became the rabbi of Novozybkov east of Gomelnow Bryansk regiona town with a large number of Hasidic Jewsmainly adherents of Chabad Lubavitch.