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Joseph ben Ephraim Caro

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Caro, Joseph ben Ephraim (1488–1575), Jewish Talmudist and philosopher whose codification of Jewish law, the Shulhan Arukh (1565), became the standard authority. Caro's family were Spanish Jews who settled in Constantinople; in later life he became a leader of the Jewish community in Palestine.

See also: Philosophy; Talmud.

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