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Rama (R. Moshe Isserlis)

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Rama (R. Moshe Isserlis): Acronym for "Rabbi Moshe Isserles"; c. 1530-1572, author of the Mapah, a gloss to the Shulchan Aruch that presents the Ashkenazic halachic perspective.
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(5280 - 5332)
Rabbi Moses Isserles (meaning 'son of Israel'), known by the abbreviation Remo (or Rema), was born in Cracow, Poland in the year 5280 (1520), and died at the age of 52, on Lag-Baomer. His father Israel was a learned as well as a wealthy man, and one of th...
Jewish life in Poland. Rabbi Moshe Isserless. The Maharsha. Rabbi Shlomo Luria. Rabbi Joel Sirkes and Rabbi Meir of Lublin. Va'ad Arba Aratzos. Jewish economic activity. The shtetl. The Maharal of Prague. Other Torah centers.
Great Torah centers, most notably in Eretz Israel, Turkey, and Poland, arose to replace the destruction of the Spanish communities.
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