Moishe Rabbeinu – Moses, by Morris Myer, (Yiddish), London 1943.

mosherabbeinu01Following his previous book in 1942 on the Baal Shem Tov, Morris Myer wrote and published this book – Moses, Liberator, Leader, Law-giver and his fight for life, in 1943.  Perhaps, in his title he also had the wartime leader, Winston Churchill in mind, and he included Winston Churchill writing about  Moses, scanned below.

More books in this series may have been planned, but Morris Myer died in 1944.

Morris Myer was born in Darmanesti in Romania in 1876. He came to London in 1902 and worked as a journalist. He was known as a writer, an editor, and a prominent British Zionist. He was Vice-President of the British Zionist Federation, a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews active in the World Jewish Congress and a leader in other communal affairs.

From 1910 to 1913 he was the London correspondent of various New York publications, including the newspaper, Forverts.  From 1913 until his death in 1944 he edited the London Yiddish daily newspaper Di Zeit (The Jewish Times), which I have written about which I have written about previously.  It reflected his support for Zionism, published religious articles and was a general newspaper for Yiddish speakers.

Morris Myer played a major role in developing Yiddish culture and literature in Great Britain.


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