The Scarborough Street Synagogue (original owner of Divrei Chaim by Rabbi Aaron Chaim of Kaidanov, Vilna 1898)

This book is in my library not because of its content, but because it has the stamp of the Scarborough Street Synagogue, and I am going to relate the story of this Synagogue.  I have previously written about another book with this stamp - see "Dayan Fisher's copy of Chemdas Hanefesh".  The book itself is … Continue reading The Scarborough Street Synagogue (original owner of Divrei Chaim by Rabbi Aaron Chaim of Kaidanov, Vilna 1898)

Yeshua Gedola, by Rabbi Gedalia Silverstone, Belfast, 1903 (printed in London)

This was Rabbi Gedalia (George) Silverstone's second book - the first was Pirchei Oviv, published in 1901.  Rabbi Silverstone was born in Jasionowka, Poland, in 1871, and died in Jerusalem in 1944. He was at yeshiva in Telz and other places until 1891, when his father, Rabbi Yeshiyahu Meir Silverstone emigrated with his family to … Continue reading Yeshua Gedola, by Rabbi Gedalia Silverstone, Belfast, 1903 (printed in London)

The Rise of Provincial Jewry, by Cecil Roth, London 1950.

At first I thought that this little book was too modern to be in my collection, and then I saw a copy offered for sale and found that it is scarce and difficult to obtain.  The Rise of Provincial Jewry is really an important book that describes the origins of the modern communities, some already … Continue reading The Rise of Provincial Jewry, by Cecil Roth, London 1950.

Proletarishe Yugnt (Proletarian Youth), A. M. Orzycer, London 1943

Abraham Mordecai Orzhitzer (also spelled Orzycer) was born on March 1, 1913 in Brok, near Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland.  In 1931, at the age of 18, he emigrated to Paris and went on from there to London. where he was a tailor and writer.  In 1953 he moved to the United States. He was a reporter … Continue reading Proletarishe Yugnt (Proletarian Youth), A. M. Orzycer, London 1943