Rema

Alternative Spellings

Remah, Ramah, Ramo, Remoh, Remu

Definitions

  • 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

Etymology

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)

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Pronunciation varies by region. Also referred to as the "Mapah" (tablecloth).

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