This is the first of two books written by Rabbi Cymerman and published in London. Rabbi Jacob Henoch Cymerman was a Ger Chosid - a Chassidic Follower of the Rabbis of Ger. He was born in Serock, near Warsaw in 1883 or 1887 (sources vary), the son of Rabbi Yitzchok Mayer Cymerman. He moved to … Continue reading Imrei Yaakov by Rabbi Jacob Henech Cymerman, London 1944
This curious item is a printed prayer, printed in London and circulated by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, for the success of the Four-Power Conference at Geneva. it was to be read in synagogues after the prayer for the Queen and the Royal Family. The Four-Power Conference was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, … Continue reading Prayer for the Success of the Four-Power Conference – 1955
This is a small 24 page booklet in Yiddish, published by the Keren Hayesod Central Bureau from 75 Great Russell Street, London in 1922. There was also an English version. The Keren Hayesod (Foundation Fund) had been founded in 1920 at the World Zionist Conference in London, and the pamphlet, recording the speeches of Sir … Continue reading The Jewish National Home and Its Critics – Sir Alfred Mond and Chaim Weizmann, 1922
Rabbi Schneur Zalman Yosef Aloni (Dubow) was born in Riga in 1915. His father, Rabbi Yitzchok Dubov, taught at Manchester Yeshiva. He was educated at Grodno Yeshiva, under Rabbi Shimon Shkop, and in 1935 was at the Hebron Yeshiva in Palestine. In 1939 he emigrated to Dublin and married Sarah Leah, the daughter if Rabbi … Continue reading Degel Yosef by Rabbi Zalman Joseph Aloni of Dublin, printed in London, 1949.
This little booklet is the tenth Annual report of the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter, which was at 84, Leman Street, Whitechapel, London. A little booklet, but a very important account of Jewish social history. This institution with the name "Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter" was opened in London in the spring of 1885 by Simon Cohen … Continue reading Poor Jews Temporary Shelter – Tenth Annual Report 1894-5.
Chaim Woolf Rosenfeld was a prolific writer and lecturer. He was born in Radomsko, Poland, in 1847 and settled in London about 1885. He died on 22nd February 1922, and this book was published posthumously, in 1922, by his son, Meyer Rosenfeld, and printed at the Narodczky press. He is buried at Edmonton Federation Jewish … Continue reading Sefer HaChaim by Chaim Woolf Rosenfeld, London 1922
Rabbi Aaron Hyman was born in Slutsk in 1862. He settled in London in 1885 and was the Rabbinical Supervisor and Head Shochet of the London Jewish Community. He was one of the founders of the Mizrachi Organization of Great Britain and in 1909 one of the founders of the Etz Chaim Yeshivah of London. … Continue reading Bet Vaad LaChochamim by Rabbi Aaron Hyman, London, 1902
Rabbi Yechezkel Chatza Cohen was born in Krotingen in Lithuania in 1842, and emigrated to Sunderland, following other members of his town in about 1888. His original family name was Liebsohn, and he was a teacher of Talmud as well as a businessman. He published this book towards the end of a long life in … Continue reading Yalkut Yechezkel by Rabbi Yechezkel Cohen of Sunderland, 1924