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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Condensed Code of Jewish Law)

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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (Condensed Code of Jewish Law): An abbreviated code of Jewish law. Compiled by R. Shlomo Ganzfried (Hungary, 1804-1886) as a layperson's version of the original Shulchan Aruch.
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Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (קיצור שולחן ערוך) is a summary of the Shulchan Aruch of Rabbi Yosef Karo. It was authored by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried in 1864. The book was written to be studied by those who were not in a position to complete the study of the entire ...
Halakhah refers to Jewish law. Per its literal translation, “the way,” halachah guides the day-to-day life of a Jew.
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Learn basic Jewish laws and customs to properly observe the Torah traditions, with a touch of some of the underlying halachic reasoning and practical applications, and occasional chassidic insights. This class is based on the text of the Kitzur Shulchan A...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן רכא
1 It is a Mitzvah to fast, every year, on the anniversary of the death of one's father or mother, as an inspiration to repentance, to examine his deeds on that day and lament his wrong doings. By doing this, he will bring merit to his father and mother, s...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן רכ
1 A Festival cancels the seven-day and the thirty day periods of mourning. Thus, if one buries his dead before a Festival, and observed some time in mourning, as soon as the Festival begins, his mourning is suspended. Even if the burial took place on the ...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן ריט
1 On Shabbos during the seven days of mourning, the mourner must observe the laws that concern his private life. This means he is forbidden to have marital relations, and to bathe.In warm water. Mishnah Berurah 548:16. But he should not observe any mourni...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן ריח
1 A person must observe the laws of mourning on the testimony of one witness, or the testimony of a witness who heard about is from another witness, or by the disinterested statement of a non-Jew.Any testimony that is sufficient to permit one’s wife to re...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן ריז
1 A mourner who neglected to observe mourning during the first seven days, whether inadvertently or intentionally, may fulfill his obligation during the thirty day period, with the exception of tearing his garments. If he did not tear his garments, at his...
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