This is the full four-volume set of the Laws and Customs of Israel published in 1915-1916, bound in two volumes. Based on the codes Chayyê Adam and Kizzur Shulchan ‘Arukh, this Hebrew-English compendium is an invaluable source for Judaic traditions and customs.
Anyone interested in the history of the traditions of Judaism cannot afford to be without Laws and Customs of Israel. This is the bilingual Hebrew-English edition of 1915-1916, translated by Gerald Friedlander. Reprinted here in two volumes, this set contains all four original volumes, based on the codes Chayyê Adam and Kizzur Shulchan ‘Arukh. The topics covered in this essential source are wide-ranging: laws concerning daily living, prayer, the reading of Torah, the study of sacred books, food preparation, comprise the first volume. Volume two addresses forbidden foods, theft, robbery, and other monetary damages, cruelty to animals, vows, visiting the sick, and death and burial, among other topics. Religious time observance is covered in volume three – the keeping of the Sabbath, observations of the new moon, the Day of Atonement, Passover, and the festivals of Tabernacles, Chanukah, and Purim are all discussed. Volume four is concerned with laws pertaining to women. This set is a useful compendium of Jewish tradition and customs for the interested layperson or specialist in the particular codes explored.