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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - CARO, JOSEPH B. EPHRAIM:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caro's literary works and the importance of his share in the development of rabbinism are beyond dispute: his works are among the masterpieces of rabbinical literature; and his influence is potent even to this day.
Caro received new ideas from his maggid in regard to the Cabala only, for the study of which he had hardly any time; such information was in the nature of sundry cabalistic interpretations of the Pentateuch, that in content, though not in form, remind one of the theories of Caro's pupil, Moses Cordovero.
Caro wrote the Shulḥan 'Aruk in his old age, for the benefit of those who did not possess the education necessary to understand the "Bet Yosef." The arrangement of this work is the same as that adopted by Jacob b.
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 Rabbi Joseph Karo (1488 -1575) - OU's Department of Jewish Education - The OU Pardes Torah Project
Rabbi Joseph ben Ephraim Karo was born in Toledo, Spain and he died in Safed, Israel.
Rabbi Joseph Karo left Spain in 1492 as a result of the Spanish expulsion of the Jews, and settled with his family in Turkey.
Karo's magnum opus is his Beit Yosef ("House of Joseph"), an encyclopedic commentary on Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's Tur, a halachic code.
www.ou.org /pardes/bios/caro.htm   (198 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Joseph Caro
Joseph Caro (1488-1575) [was an] outstanding lawyer and mystic.
Caro was probably born in Toledo but, after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, his family settled in Turkey where Caro lived for around forty years, acquiring a great reputation as an authority on Jewish law.
Caro wrote a commentary, entitled Kesef Mishnah, to Maimonides’ code and another commentary, his greatest work, on the Tur of Jacob ben Asher, to which he gave the title Bet Yosef (House of Joseph), because in it he provided a home for all of the legal opinions held by the jurists of the past.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Medieval/MedThoughtTO/Caro.htm   (755 words)

 Joseph Caro
Between 1520 and 1522, Caro met the mystic, Solomon Molcho, who's martyrdom — he was burnt at the stake in 1532 —; made Caro want to die of a similar fate.
Caro was also influenced in Turkey by Kabbalists Joseph Taitazak and Solomon Alkabez.
Caro was married three times (two of his wives died) and had five sons and a daughter.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/biography/Caro.html   (639 words)

 Caro, Joseph ben Ephraim - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caro, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575, eminent Jewish codifier of law, b.
Chief among them are the Bet Yosef [house of Joseph] and Shulhan Aruk [the table set], parts of which are still used as the authoritative code for Orthodox religious and legal disputes.
Caro was also a noted kabbalist (see kabbalah) who claimed to have had heavenly visitations.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-caro.html   (202 words)

 Daily HALACHA by Rabbi Eli Mansour - About The Sources Frequently Quoted In The Halachot
Chida - Rabbi Chaim Joseph David Azulai (Chida), descendant of a famed rabbinic family originating from Castille and Mor, was born in 1724 in Jerusalem.
Caro left Spain in 1492 as a result of the Spanish expulsion of the Jews, and settled with his family in Turkey.
Caro's magnum opus is his Beit Yosef ("House of Joseph"), an encyclopedic commentary on Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's Tur, a halachic code.
www.dailyhalacha.com /sources.asp   (2273 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Caro
He is best known for his translation of the Aeneid; for his poems in praise of opposing royal houses; and for his letters, which were among the finest of his age.
Robert Caro has devoted a quarter century to his study of LBJ.
Barbarians at the gates; Anthony Caro, grand old man of British sculpture, has come full circle in his latest show and returned to the lumpy figures of his beginnings.
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 Rabbi Klein & Rabbi Caro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caro was the leader of the Safed scholars in Israel.
Caro was born in either Spain or Portugal.
Caro settled permanently in Safed and those of us who have visited there have seen his grave in that cemetery.
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 Yosef Karo Summary
The Jewish codifier Joseph ben Ephraim Caro (1488-1575) is the most universally recognized authority on Jewish law and practice.
Joseph Caro was born in Spain or Portugal.
Rabbi Yosef (Joseph) Ben Ephraim Karo (Caro) is one of the most important leaders in the history of halakha (Jewish law).
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 Isaac Luria
There he formed a circle of cabalists to whom he imparted the doctrines by means of which he hoped to establish on a new basis the moral system of the world.
To this circle belonged Moses Cordovero, Solomon Alḳabiẓ, Joseph Caro, Moses Alshech, Elijah de Vidas, Joseph Ḥagiz, Elisha Galadoa, and Moses Bassola.
His followers looked upon him as a saint who had the power to perform all kinds of miracles, while he himself pretended to be Messiah ben Joseph, the forerunner of Messiah ben David.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/is/Isaac_Luria.html   (1517 words)

 Joseph Caro
In one case he refers to a book "written with a pen of iron and lead in a press", yes, he was using the new-fangled invention the printed book of which the Jews saw the utility very early on.
Caro's mentor often promised him that he would eventually be a sweet savor to the Lord.
We need both doers and dreamers, and Joseph Caro managed to be both.
www.uwm.edu /~corre/occasionala/karo2.html   (2283 words)

 Mother Allegedly Kills 3 Sons, Shoots Self
Authorities said Cora Caro made a statement when he got home that implicated her, but by the time she got to the hospital, she couldn't remember what had happened.
Cora Caro was especially involved with her children, volunteering at school and at church, friends said.
Xavier Caro received his medical degree from UC San Francisco in 1973, joined the faculty at Northridge Hospital in 1978, and became an associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA in 1988.
www.fact.on.ca /newpaper/lt991124.htm   (1023 words)

 Juda Simon Ashkenazi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The second appears as a pawn-broker in Oldenzaal twoyears later in 1778, was married to Hendrina and died there in 1799.We have reason to believ e that they are one and the same person.First, the tombstone of a grandson of the second person calls him adescendent of Yehuda Ashkenazi.
However, Joseph was born in Tykocin at about thesam e time as Simon Simon (IVb).
Joseph must have diedin 1799, because in the same year his wife gave birth to a son by thename of Joseph.
shum.cc.huji.ac.il /~dutchjew/genealog/ashkenazi/7095.htm   (675 words)

 Ancestry.com - Message Boards
I am descended maternally from the Jewish Caro Family and am continuing the Caro/Karo family research started by the late Paul Jacobi LLB in his 1988 two-volume typescript on this subject.
Rabbi JOSEPH CARO (Toledo,Spain 1488 - 1575, Safed,Israel) was the compiler of the Code of Jewish Law, (Shulchan Aruch ­ Laid Table) followed by Orthodox Jews to this day.
They too had families, but the ambition to belong to "the" Toledo-born Joseph Caro family, about whose close Sefardic family there are many "yawning genealogical gaps"(P. Jacobi) also gave rise to many fallacies and baseless wishful thinking of descent.
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 Joseph Caro
Yet Caro, as the author of a vast commentary on Jewish law of lasting significance has had an enormous influence on day to day Jewish practice throughout the Jewish world.
Bear in mind that the first European printed book appeared only thirty-three years before Caro was born and so he had to rely mainly on manuscripts.
The record of Caro's unusual inner life is preserved in a surprisingly explicit diary which, like Shakespeare's sonnets, was probably never intended for publication but appeared nonetheless less in book form named by the editor Maggid Mesharim.
www.uwm.edu /People/corre/occasionala/karo2.html   (2283 words)

As early as the 11th century A.D., the Caros were among the "Conquistadores" who "liberated" Valencia, Murcia and Mallorca from Moslem rule and also comprised the Spanish intelligentsia cosisting of writers, poets, scientists, politicians and statesmen.
Maran (Sephardi title) Rabbi Joseph ben Ephraim Caro of Toledo, Spain (1488-1575) who died in Safad, Palestine was not only the author of the "Beth Joseph" but of the more influential "Shulhan Aruch", still the Codex of orthodox Jewish law.
She was the younger daughter of R. Joseph Chaim Caro (1805-1895) of Wloclawek, Poznan, Poland under Prussian occupation.
www.sefarad.org /publication/lm/017/kara.html   (1698 words)

 Jewish Middle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caro was considered more popular in general and thus he poised a clash to whom would get the ultimate prize of recognition.
Caro was a great scholar and did much commentary of Spanish law and jewish law from the Spanish Jewish angle.
Caro was more known in the Jewish world and thus Isseries made a wise choice.
michaelreport.com /history/west/middleages/jews_of_the_middleages.html   (12533 words)

 Mezuzah Orientation
The editor of the Shulchan Arukh, Rabbi Joseph Caro, writes: "the mezuzah must be vertical – its length parallel to the opening of the doorpost" (Yoreh De'ah 289:6).
Clearly, Rabbi Joseph Caro adopted Rashi's interpretation of "in the manner of a bolt," and by codifying this interpretation, he gave it the force of law -- at least for Jews who held the Shulchan Arukh to be authoritative.
Following Rabbi Caro's declaration that mezuzot should be vertical, Rabbi Isserles writes, "And so it has been the practice [in Sephardic lands], but there are those who say that a vertical mezuzah is invalid, that it must instead be oriented horizontally, with its length parallel to the lintel of the door."
www.scs-intl.com /emuz/orientation.htm   (750 words)

When Joseph Caro published a similar codification of Jewish law based on Sephardic authorities, Isserles decided not to publish his own work separately.
Rather [Caro] follows [the rulings of] Alfasi and Maimonides.
These [works that Caro ignores but I consider] are all based upon the [works] of.
www.pbs.org /wnet/heritage/episode5/documents/documents_9.html   (287 words)

 Hanukah Article
R. Joseph Caro in his work the Shulkhan Arukh ruled that the meals of Hanukkah are optional and do not have the same status as the meals of other Jewish holidays such as Passover and Purim.
R. Isserles, in his glosses to R. Caro’s work, writes: “There is some Mitzvah in enhancing the meals of Hanukkah for it was during those days that there was a dedication of the altar.
The disagreement between R. Caro and R. Isserles in the Shulkhan Arukh has a long history to it and many great sages of Jewish history have voiced their positions on the question of the status of the meals of Hanukkah.
www.stantonstreetshul.com /hanukaharticle.html   (1546 words)

 The Life of Ottoman Jews
Most of the court physicians were Jews: Hakim Yakoub, Joseph and Moshe Hamon, Daniel Fonseca, Gabriel Buenauentura to name only very few ones.
One of the most significant innovations that Jews brought to the Ottoman Empire was the printing press.
Joseph Nasi, appointed the Duke of Naxos, was the former Portuguese Marrano Joao Miques.
www.mersina.com /lib/turkish_jews/history/life.htm   (436 words)

 Synagogues, Safed
Beyond this, in a maze of narrow winding lanes, are a number of synagogues which externally can hardly be distinguished from the surrounding houses.
Here, with a little luck, can be found the Joseph Caro Synagogue, built on the foundations of the house once occupied by the 16th century rabbi of that name.
The Sephardi Ha'ari Synagogue, the oldest in Safed, lies on the lower western edge of the town; it has an enclosed recess in which the rabbi used to pray.
www.planetware.com /safed/synagogues-isr-nr-sfs.htm   (172 words)

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At least three articles are devoted to analyzing the sixteenth century attempt to reinstitute biblical ordination, in which Rabbi Joseph Caro played a major role - an episode of which many people versed in the halacha are not even aware.
[73] Caro writes simply that after the completion of the Mishnah, and so after the completion of the Talmud, they "accepted upon themselves" that later ge nerations may not disagree with the former generations.
The words Caro uses, "kaymu vekiblu," to publicly certify and receive or accept, are technical terms connoting canonization.
www.law.harvard.edu /programs/Gruss/stone.html   (7059 words)

 The Shulhan Arukh
Rabbi Joseph Caro was born in Spain, but following the expulsion wandered through Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece, settling finally in Safed in the Land of Israel.
Simultaneous with Caro's work on the Beit Yosef, Isserles was working on a similar project entitled Darkhei Moshe ("the ways of Moses"), in which he studied and evaluated the rulings of the Tur in comparison with other halakhic authorities.
Isserles perceived a serious shortcoming in Caro's work, in that it was based almost entirely on Spanish (Sepharadic) authorities.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/TalmudMap/ShA.html   (446 words)

 Original Ideas - Chassidic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rabbi Joseph Caro (author of the Shulchan Aruch, 1488-1576), once encountered an extremely difficult passage in his study of the Talmud.
Rabbi Joseph noticed that this man (who was studying aloud, as is customary in the study of Torah) was approaching the very passage that had given him such difficulty; curious as to how his neighbor would deal with it, Rabbi Joseph listened in.
That night, Rabbi Joseph had a dream, in which it was revealed to him the significance of what had occurred.
www.chabad.org /library/article.asp?AID=78549   (479 words)

 Jewish History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Joseph di Montagna, a traveler from Italy, reported a thriving community of 300 families in Safed.
Despite his previous protest, Pope Sixtus III gave into Ferdinand's pressure and extended the authority of the Inquisition to Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia.
It is better known as the Shulchan Aruch (Prepared Table) since it made every Jewish law available to everyone.
www.jewishhistory.org.il /1480.htm   (816 words)

 Personality of the Week - Isserles
When Yosef Caro wrote his standard code, the "Shulhan Arukh" (literally ‘The Table is Ready’), based on Sephardi practice, Isserles was afraid that its popularity would lead European Jews to forget the rulings of Ashkenazi authorities.
He therefore wrote "Ha-Mappah" (literally ‘ The Tablecloth’) which complements Caro’s work with Ashkenazi traditions and customs.
Since then, the combined works have been the accepted basis of Ashkenazi Orthodox life, and to this day guide rabbinical decision-making.
www.bh.org.il /Names/POW/Isserles.asp   (185 words)

 QARO (or CARO), JOSEPH... - Online Information article about QARO (or CARO), JOSEPH...
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When, however, the era of reform dawned in the 19th century, the new Judaism found itself impelled to assume an attitude of hostility to Qaro's code.
Caro "and" Codification "; Schechter, Studies in Judaism, second See also:
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