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Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

Epstein, Yehiel Mikhal and Finkel, Natan Tsevi | 05/24/1997

EPSTEIN,YEHI’EL MIKHAL (1879-1908), rabbi and halakhic authoritv. He was born in Boruisk, Belorussia and studied in Volozhin under R. Yitshaq of Volozhin. In 1874 he was appointed rabbi of Novogrudok, Belorussia where he remained until his death. Epsteins fame rests with his ‘Arukh ha-Shulhan (1884-1907), a comprehensive code of Jewish law that utilizes the framework of the Shulhan ‘Arukh.

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