Rabbi Zusman Hodes was born in Lithuania about 1870 and received Semicha from Rabbi Jacob Reines. he was the Rabbi of the Belfast Hebrew congregation from 1906 to 1916 , and then the Birmingham Central Synagogue (the Birmingham Beis Hamedrash) until his retirement in 1942. After his retirement he moved to Leeds and worked for … Continue reading Al HaRishonim VeAchronim by Rabbi Zusman Hodes of Birmingham, London 1927.
Palestina was the journal of the Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) Association. This was formally founded in 1884 and was at one time a large, strong international movement, with branches called 'Tents' in major Jewish communities throughout Great Britain and Ireland. However, they gave only a reluctant … Continue reading Palestina – The Chovevei Zion Quarterly, September 1897