This class follows the order of the Code of Jewish Law. The Code of Jewish Law, or Shulchan Aruch (lit. "Set Table") was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo. Notes in curly brackets {} are the glosses of Rabbi Moshe Isserles, and they often indicate where Ashkenazic custom differs from that of the Sephardic or Eastern congregations.

Some terms are either so commonly used or so difficult to translate effectively, that we have decided to leave the Hebrew term while providing a glossary of definitions. You may retrieve this glossary by writing to glossary@torah.org .

The writers contributing to this list change frequently, each having volunteered to complete a particular section. This class is moderated by Stephen Phillips.

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