Hayyei Adam appeared in almost a hundred editions. Groups called "Hevrot Hayyei Adam" were formed in several communities for the regular study of the code. R. Danzig's merits as a codifier were recognized also by renowned rabbis and codifiers, who gave due consideration to his decisions. His books include much of historical interest with regard to the daily life of Lithuanian Jewry in his generation.
המביא לדפוס הוסיף "איזה הגהות כאשר רשמתי סימניהם בגוף הספר ולתרגם המלות לשון רוסי"א שבאו בו בלשון אשכנזי".