Friday, September 14, 2012

Online English Translation of Shulchan Aruch

So this is a good resource for a number of reasons:  (1) it contains all the halachah of Rabbinic Judaism and (2) the author, Shlomo Ganzfried (1804-1896), was careful to note the SOURCES of the halacha.  So he refers to Written Torah and Rabbinic sources.  Very, very, useful.

You can find it here.

Just click the link and scroll down to where it says "Hebrew and English" translation.  Oh, the other helpful thing to know is how Shulchan Aruch is structured.  So check out that wikipedia link for a brief overview.

Oh, one more thing.  I've recommended that we all start with the topic of Shabbat and then eventually move on to other topics (e.g. Tzitzit, Tefillin, etc).  Shabbat is the foundation for everything so it seems like a good place to start as we look for principles for a Messianic halachah.

In Shulchan Aruch, you'll find that there's four major sections/volumes.  Shabbat is covered in volume Orach Chayim, chapters 72-96 I believe.


1 comment:

  1. Just a note this is a link to the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, which is different from the Shulchan Aruch. The Shulchan Aruch was written by Yosef Carro during the middle to end of the 16th cenutry in Tzfat, Israel. The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch was written in the 19th cenutry. Very different works. The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch does not contain all the halacha of Rabbinic Judaism