Halakhah Quiz


Jewish authorities have produced over time a major body of legal texts, governing nearly every aspect of Jewish practice--or Halakhah. How much do you know about Jewish law and its foundational texts?

    Question 1 of 7:

    What is the central difference between the code of law written by Joseph Caro, and the gloss to that code written by Moshe Isserles?

     On nearly every matter of practice, Caro is more strict than Isserles
     Caro did not cite sources, Isserles did
     Caro was considered one of the Geonim, Isserles was considered a medieval halakhic authority
     Caro wrote for Sephardic communities, Isserles presented the positions of Ashkenazic authorities