Name: Shulchan Aruch
Description: Written by Joseph Caro and first printed in Venice in 1565, this code of Jewish Law was ultimately accepted as the standard code par excellence after amendments had been added by Moses Isserles. It has four major sections: Orach Chayyim concerning daily commandments, Sabbaths and festivals; Yoreh Deah, dealing with dietary laws, interest, purity and mourning; Even HaEzer on marriage, divorce and related topics; Choshen Mishpat dealing with civil and criminal law.