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Jacob ben Asher

Jacob ben Asher or Baʿal ha-Turim (c.1270–1340). Jewish halakhic authority. Jacob was the son of Asher b. Jeḥiel. Working in poverty in Toledo, he compiled his halakhic masterpiece the Arbaʿah Turim (Four Rows, 1475). The Turim is divided into four parts: (i) Oraḥ Ḥayyim (The Path of Life), the laws concerning religious life through the whole day, including conduct in synagogue and on fast and festival days; (ii) Yoreh Deʾah (The Teaching of Knowledge), on issur ve-hetter, including food, family, mourning, usury, oaths; (iii) Even ha-Ezer (The Stone of Help), on women, marriage, and divorce; (iv) Ḥoshen Mishpat (The Breastplate of Judgement), civil law. The work went through many edns., evoking commentaries and epitomes.

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Ben Asher, Jacob

Ben Asher, Jacob (author of Jewish law text): see CODIFICATIONS OF LAW.

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