Mapah

June 20, 2006

Hebrew for “Table-Cover,” the name of the great work of the RAMA, Rabbi Moshe Isserles, which represented the Halachic opinions of the Ashkenazic (Northern and Western Europe) Jewish World. This work was integrated with the “Shulchan Aruch,” Hebrew for “Set Table,” of Rabbi Yosef Karo, which represented the Halachic opinions of the Sephardic (Spain and North Africa, basically) Jewish World.