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Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried

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Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried: Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (Hungary, 1804-1886) Author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, an abbreviated digest of Jewish law.
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Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (1804-1886) was born in Uzhhorod (Ungvar) in the Carpathian region of the Habsburg Empire (now Ukraine). When he was eight years old, Shlomo's father, Rabbi Yosef, passed way, and Ungvar's chief rabbi, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Heller, assum...
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 ...
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...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן רטז
1 On the seventh day, after the consolers have left the mourner, he is permitted to do all the things that were forbidden during the seven days. because we say that a part of the day is considered like the entire day, except with regard to marital relatio...
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן רטו
1 It is forbidden to grieve excessively over the dead, as it is said, "Do not weep for the dead, and do not bemoan him."Jeremiah 22:10. Our Sages of blessed memory, said,Masechess Moed Kattan 27b. "Is it possible to say so? But it means, "Do not weep for ...
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