A new English translation. Hebrew and English are on facing pages. vocalized and punctuated Hebrew text. Illustrated to help clarify various points. Includes a preface by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, z'tl.
The Shulchan Aruch concerns itself with the here and now of daily existence. No detail of everyday life is left unexamined and undisciplined by the halachah.
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), founder of Chabad Chassidus, is widely identified as the Baal HaTanya and the Baal HaShulchan Aruch - for his authorship of, respectively, Sefer haTanya and the Shlchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law).