Olelot Ephraim, by Rabbi Ephraim Shlomo Luntschitz, Amsterdam 1779 – copy of Rabbi Elie Munk.

  The connection between this book and the rest of my Anglo-Judaica collection is a little tenuous.  It belonged to Rabbi Elie Munk. No - not Rabbi Munk of Golders Green, but Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris, who was the father of Lady Jakobovits, wife of the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jakobovits (that's the Anglo-Judaica connection) … Continue reading Olelot Ephraim, by Rabbi Ephraim Shlomo Luntschitz, Amsterdam 1779 – copy of Rabbi Elie Munk.

Yesh Nochlin, by Rabbi Avrohom Halevy Horowitz, Amsterdam, 1701

This little book is a compendium of laws, customs and ethical directives written by Rabbi Avrohom Halevy Horowitz, father of Rabbi Isaiah Halevy Horowitz.  Rabbi Isaiah Halevy Horowitz is known as the Shelah Hakodosh after the initials of his great work, Shnei Luchos Habris.  It includes comments by the author's son Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz.  There … Continue reading Yesh Nochlin, by Rabbi Avrohom Halevy Horowitz, Amsterdam, 1701

Talmud – Masseches Zevachim,Amsterdam, Imanuel Benveniste, 1647

This is in my Antique Sforim collection, to make a change from the Anglo Judaica collection that I usually write about. This volume, Tractate Zevachim, was printed by Emanuel Benveniste, who is believed to have been born in Spain, and came to Amsterdam via Italy.  He lived in Vlooienburg, an area where many Sephardic Jews … Continue reading Talmud – Masseches Zevachim,Amsterdam, Imanuel Benveniste, 1647