The Complete Hebrew Text of the Chochmas Adam Plus English Translation & Commentary
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More than two hundred years ago, Rabbi Avraham Danzig was asked by European Torah authorities to produce a work that would summarize all the laws in the Yoreh Deah section of the Shulchan Aruch. The result -- Sefer Chochmas Adam -- has become a modern classic. To this day, it remains the only published guide to provide a complete, yet succinct, review of these important halachos.
Sefer Chochmas Adam was written in consultation with two of the greatest Torah scholars of the time: Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin and Rabbi Yaakov of Lisa (the Chavos Da'as). Reportedly, even the Chasam Sofer instructed his son that when he had to to make a halachic decision and he couldn't refer to the Shulchan Aruch, he could look into the Chochmas Adam.
Sefer Chochmas Adam on Ta'aruvos (Laws of Forbidden Food Mixtures) features:
- A clear, lucid English translation of the entire text.
- Comprehensive English commentary providing extensive background material and clear explanation of the text, as well as selected halachic decisions of contemporary authorities.
- A newly revised and uniquely formatted edition of the Hebrew text.
- Helpful introductions and appendices.