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moses ben israel isserles

Polish-Jewish rabbi and codifier who, by adding notes on Ashkenazic customs to the great legal digest Shulhan 'arukh of the Sephardic codifier Joseph Karo, made it an authoritative guide for Orthodox Jews down to the present day.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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