Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yosef Caro was one clever bastard

The section of the Shulchan Aruch dealing with public fasts called for various emergencies, on which the shofar is sounded, is Orach Chayim siman 576 (תקעו).


  1. Actually, the SA's simanim are modeled on those of the tur, so the Clever bastard is none other than
    Baal Haturim, Jacob b. Asher

  2. Have you ever heard of the book Joseph Caro: Lawyer, Mystic, something or other that discusses that he had an imaginary friend, the "maggid mishna" that he talked to?