This Day in Jewish History / Death of great halakhic scholar Rabbi Joseph Caro
Best-known as compiler of the Shulhan Arukh, Caro became the leading Jewish authority of the 16th century.
March 24, 1575 saw the death of Rabbi Joseph Caro, the great authority on, and codifier of, Jewish law. As the leading halakhic scholar of his day, Caro responded to inquiries from around the Jewish world, and is best remembered for his systematic compilation of law – the Shulhan Arukh.
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