Rabbi Yosef Karo and the Making of the Shulhan Arukh
Rabbi Yosie Levine
Wednesdays, February 1 - 22
Who was Rabbi Yosef Karo? What did he set out to accomplish with the publication of his halakhic works? And how did the Shulhan Arukh become accepted as a decisive code of Jewish law? With an eye toward the historical context of the sixteenth century, this four-week course will explore these questions, the implications of which we continue to feel acutely today.
February 1: Rabbi Yosef Karo and His Beit Yosef
February 8: Rabbi Yosef Karo and His Shulhan Arukh
February 15: Rabbi Moshe Isserles and the Making of Ashkenaz
February 22: How the Shulhan Arukh Became the Authoritative Code of Jewish Law