Yechiel Michel Epstein (in Aruch
Hashulchan 60:3-5) is explicit in this understanding of the Talmud's silence: "It seems clearly that it was addressed only to the generation of the desert, for this is demonstrated from the verses in Deuteronomy 9:1-7.
They don't accept the "Oral Torah"--the Talmud, the Shulchan Aruch
and other halachic (Jewish legal) texts--but they consider themselves to be devout Jews: The Karaites numbered about 40% of the Jewish people at their height, but today they have shrunk to less than 1%.
The Shulchan Aruch
does not mention kissing the curtain.
Third and finally, sharing services may disempower users by detaching them from their possessions, by relying on opaque algorithms and creating new forms of distinction such as aruch
as arbitrary rating systems, where manipulation is easy and possibilities to challenge the ratings are limited.
By the time Rabbi Joseph Caro wrote the seminal codification of Jewish law Shulchan Aruch
around 1565, the vegetable course was known as karpas, which was Persian for "fine cotton" and first surfaced in a Jewish text in the Book of Esther, where it was used to describe wall hangings in the king's palace.
94) See Mordechai ben Hillel HaKohen, Sefer ha-Mordekhai, Kiddushin 561; Rabbi Moses Isserles, ha-Mapah, an inline commentary on the Shulchan Aruch
, Hoshen Mishpat 155:22.
See BABYLONIAN TALMUD: TRACTATE GITTIN 88b (interpreting Exodus 21:1); JOSEPH KARO, SHULCHAN ARUCH
, CHOSHEN MISHPAT, 26:1; Yaacov Feit, The Prohibition Against Going to Secular Courts, 1 J.
See Mishneh Torah, Ishut 24:16-18; Shulchan Aruch
, Even Haezer, 115:5; PDR 8, 354.
com)-- Rabbi Daniel Channen, co-founder of the Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim Shulchan Aruch
Learning Project, announced that he has opened a new Yeshiva called Keter HaTorah.
For this reason, it has been my advice to those PhD's and MD's who wish to enter the field of Jewish Meditation, that even if they also have Rabbinical Ordination (Smichah), they should seek the advice and guidance of a competent and experienced Rav, who is an expert in those sections of the Shulchan Aruch
which deal with these ques- tions.
A careful reading of the Shulchan Aruch
finds that, even if it was only in the background of the discussions when the ban against polygamy was being contemplated, the real reason why the ban has stayed and stuck on, first amongst the Ashkenazim and then over the centuries across all of Jewry, so that by the year 2013 anything but monogamy in Judaism is unheard of, is simply because anything but monogamy does not produce the kind of loving, intimate, companionate marriage that the Rabbis wanted to promote in order to inspire marital happiness, social growth, child development, and economic enhancement.
I have my own convictions and I shall not depart from the letter in the Shulchan Aruch
regarding conversion, even by a hair's breadth.