Darke Moshe, by Rabbi Moses Isserles (The Rema), First Edition, Furth, 1760.

This is a book from my antique book collection.  Darke Moshe was written by the Rema, Rabbi Moses ben Israel Isserles, who was among the foremost halachic authorities. He is usually known for his glosses, called Mappah, on the Shulchan Aruch.  The Rema’s work made the Shulchan Aruch acceptable to the Ashkenazim. He established a … Continue reading Darke Moshe, by Rabbi Moses Isserles (The Rema), First Edition, Furth, 1760.

Sefer Nachalat Zvi, by Rabbi Zvi HaCohen, Venice 1661.

  This book, from my antique Hebrew book collection, was printed by the printer Bragadin in Venice in 1661 on the 100th anniversary of the printing of the Shulchan Aruch.  It is a commentary on the Even HaEzer (literally stone of help) section of the Shulchan Aruch which is about Jewish family law, including marriage … Continue reading Sefer Nachalat Zvi, by Rabbi Zvi HaCohen, Venice 1661.