Sepher Ha-Assufot, by Rabbi Elijah Carcasona, edited by Rabbi A. I. Dziubas, London 1942.

7d Dziubas_0001I only have the second volume of this work, which is unfortunate, because it starts in the middle.  However, it does give me the opportunity to write about Rabbi Dziubas.

The book itself is reproduced and edited from a manuscript that was at Montefiore College in Ramsgate, and was printed at the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel in two volumes in 1942.

7d Dziubas_0002Rabbi Abraham Isaac (or Abram Icek) Dziubas was the nephew of Reb Joseph Dziubas, a pious and prominent businessman in Czestochowa.  He was born in 1885 and was a child prodigy, writing his first book at the age of fifteen.  He wrote at least eleven books, including a Haggadah commentary and a eulogy to the Ger Rebbe, the Sfas Emes.  He apparently chose not to be a communal Rabbi, but to write books, and his books have haskomos (approbations) from prominent rabbis.  However, he had difficulty finding a permanent home.  He went to Palestine, and then lived in Holland, and finally settled in England in 1935, where he settled in Ramsgate, next to Montefiore College.

He died in 1947, and for many years afterward his family would insert an ‘In Memoriam’ notice in the Jewish Chronicle.


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