They tended to follow the Code of Jewish Law
(Shulhan 'Arukh), which was written by R.
He characterizes the Mishneh Torah as the greatest code of Jewish law
to be composed in the post-Talmudic era.
By the 12th Century in Spain, the genre of computus literature was occupied by several figures, the most important being Abraham Bar Hiyya (1065-1136) who wrote the first major such treatise, Sefer ha-'Ibbur (1123), Abraham Ibn Ezra, a towering figure of scientific learning who wrote a treatise by the same name in 1146, and Moses Maimonides whose treatise on the 'ibbur was later incorporated into his code of Jewish law
, Mishneh Torah.
Justice Elon traced the development of Jewish law in this area from the Talmud to the latest code of Jewish law
at the beginning of the twentieth century.
To be sure, Reform from the start was based upon rejection of the Shulhan Arukh, the code of Jewish law
, or any other compulsory standard for the conduct of Jewish life.
Yehiel Epstein in his early twentieth century code of Jewish law
As a popular 19th code of Jewish law
, the Shulhan Aruk, which is the set table of Jewish law, says that if a child is told by a father not to speak to or to forgive a certain person to which the child wishes to be reconciled, the child should disregard his father's command.
In the third section he proposes another rationalized code of Jewish law
, one more appropriate for the current condition of the Jews.
Fenugreek is referenced in ancient Egyptian medical records and mentioned in the Talmud, the ancient code of Jewish law
In Maimonides' Code of Jewish law
he says that "Daughters of Israel should not go out in to the marketplace with an exposed head whether married or unmarried" (Maimonides 21:17).
In the Code of Jewish Law
(Shulhan Arukh) the Taz, Rabbi David ben Samuel Halevi, b.
Observant Orthodox live their lives strictly according to halacha, the code of Jewish law
, and do not question its Divine origins or its relevance and absolute authority in every age, regardless of the prevailing norms and values of contemporary society.