The Judith Montefiore College was originally established in London in 1869 by Sir Moses Montefiore as a memorial to his late wife, Judith. When Moses Gaster was appointed principal in 1890 the college was reorganized into a modern rabbinical training college in Ramsgate. The college moved to London on 1965, closed in 1985 and was … Continue reading Judith Montefiore College, Ramsgate. Report for the year 1st Tammuz 5651 to 30th Sivan 5652 (1891-92), with catalogue of Zunz’s Miscellenea.
Month: June 2022
Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.
This is the first edition of the first part of Rabbi Ferber's seminal work, and commentary on the Chumash (Pentateuch), Kerem HaTzvi, which he titled in English "The Vineyard of Beauty" - not the Vineyard of the Deer, as one might expect. It is nicely bound but was only the first part - Bereishis (Genesis) … Continue reading Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.
Guardian of the Law. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz by Philip Paneth, London 1943.
This is a wartime book, produced under wartime book publishing stringencies. A dust cover on a paperback with no paper wasted on a table of contents or an index. Philip Paneth was a Central European journalist who had worked in Prague and escaped to London just before the war. He was the author of a … Continue reading Guardian of the Law. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz by Philip Paneth, London 1943.