Free Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

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Written by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (1804-1886) “for G-d fearing Jews who are not in a position to study and comprehend the [original, full] Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries” the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch is the classic concise compendium covering all areas of  Halacha.  Rabbi Ganzfried expresses his intentions in his introduction:

… [This book] includes from the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, those necessary and essential laws for all people in Yisrael in order to know them and are written in a simple language and a correct order. It is a good compilation and effective, B’ezrat Hashem, for businessmen that do not have the time to delve into the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries. They shall find in [this sefer] that which they require with ease and also [be able to] educate the youth and plant in their hearts the commandments of Hashem in their youth and [so that] also in their later life they will not leave them…

The Kitzur became immensely popular after its publication due to its simplicity, and is still popular within Orthodox Judaism, as a framework for study.

There are few apps for iPhone/iPad in AppStore with the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. You can find there app with just Hebrew text (created by Dovid Zirkind from JewishContent.org; $2.99), Hebrew with English translation (by RustyBrick; $14.99 + $9.99 English Upgrade) and brand new one, Hebrew with Portuguese translation (created by Natan Rolnik). This app is free and was released in memory of  David ben Sofia Z”L, Yoel Chaim ben Yehuda Z”L, and  Guershon ben Akiva Z”L.

The first translation of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch to Portuguese was published in 2008 by Rabbi Yossef Benzecry and Maayanot Publishing House in Brasil.

Developer’s description: O Kitsur Shulchan Aruch, o Código da Lei Judaica Abreviado, foi escrito em 1864 pelo R. Shlomo Gantzfried Z”L e se tornou um dos livros básicos do Judaísmo, presente em todas casas, sinagogas e Batei Midrash. Em 2008, foi publicada a primeira tradução ao português (feita pelo Rabino Yossef Benzecry) pela Editora Maayanot. Agora, sua versão digital chega pela primeira vez grátis ao seu iPhone ou iPod Touch.

Em memória de David ben Sofia Z”L, Yoel Chaim ben Yehuda Z”L e Guershon ben Akiva Z”L.

ספר קיצור שולחן ערוך נכתב על ידי הרב שלמה גנצפריד ז’ל בשנת 1864, ומאז נהפך לאחד מספרי היסוד ביהדות והוא נלמד רבות בבתים, בבתי כנסת ובבתי מדרשיות. בשנת 2008, יצא לאור התרגום הראשון בפורטוגזית, על ידי הרב יוסף בן זקרי והוצאת מעיינות בברזיל. עכשיו, הגרסה הדיגיטלית מגיעה, בפעם הראשונה בחינם לאייפון שלך.

לעילוי נשמת דוד בן סופיה ז’ל, יואל חיים בן יהודה ז’ל, וגרשון בן עקיבא ז’ל.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Category: Books
Released: August 19, 2010
Publisher: Natan Rolnik
Price: Free (get app)

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