Rabbi David Zvi Schneebalg was the head of the Beis Din (Rabbinical Court) and Yeshiva of Vishnitz. The Schneebalg family lived through the Russian invasion of Poland in 1939 and the subsequent German occupation when they were able to escape. Rabbi David Zvi came to Manchester and became the rabbi of the Machzikei Hadath in … Continue reading Sefer Birchas HaPesach with Pischei Zitoh al Hilchos Pesach, by Pinchas Halevi Horowitz, with additions by Menachem Mendel Schneebalg and Shraga Feivish Schneebalg, London 1960.
Leib Sholem Kreditor was born in Lithuania in 1875. He was a journalist who emigrated from Lithuania to London around 1905. He worked as a Hebrew teacher in local Talmud Torahs, and also wrote short stories, reports, features, and articles on Yiddish theater in the London Yiddish press of his day. L. S. Kreditor was … Continue reading Der Rambam (Maimonides) – Folkstimleche Monografie by Leib Sholem Kreditor, London, 1950.
This is a book by another almost forgotten rabbi. Known in England as Reverend Morris Schwartz, he was the son of Rabbi Ezriel Schwartz, a schochet (ritual slaughterer) of Satmar. He was born in Europe in 1897 and emigrated to England around 1926. He is listed as Reverend Schwartz in the Jewish Year books for … Continue reading Hoil Moshe and Zvadin Leorcha, on bereavement and death, by Rabbi Moshe (Morris) Schwartz of Portsmouth, England, 1936, with an amazing 25 approbations.
This report, an immensely important social document, was actually printed in 1909. 2,693 maternity cases had been helped and about a thousand donors with their addresses are listed. This is a huge growth in a few years - check my copy of the report for 1901. This report has quite a story to tell. The … Continue reading Report of The Sick-Room Helps Society and Nurses’ Home, October, 1907 to December, 1908.