Joseph ben Ephraim Karo

author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch

1488   -   1575

country of citizenship: Spain
occupation: philosopher, writer, rabbi
student of: Jacob Berab

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Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, also spelled Yosef Caro, or Qaro (1488 – March 24, 1575, 13 Nisan 5335 A.M.), was author of the last great codification of Jewish law, the Shulchan Aruch, which is still authoritative for all Jews pertaining to their respective communities. To this end he is often referred to as HaMechaber (Hebrew: "The Author"‎) and as Maran (Aramaic: "Our Master").
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