• n. An Ashkenazi gloss on the Shulchan Aruch written by Moshe Isserles (known as the "Rema") in Poland; it applies the essentially Sephardi oriented Shulchan Aruch to Ashkenazi communities.

Example Sentences

  • "By the shulchan aruch it says we should wait 6 hours after meat to eat milk, but the Rema says that if you have to you can eat in one hour, although you shouldn't."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • רמ″א remó or remá, the acronym for Rabbi Moshe Isserles

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Remah, Ramah, Ramo, Remoh, Remu


  • Pronunciation varies by region.

    Also referred to as the "Mapah" (tablecloth).

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