Myer Joel Wigoder was born in the village of Vigoda, near Vexna, Lithuania in 1855. He had a thorough Yeshiva education and after various trials and tribulations left Lithuania in search of a better place to economically establish his young family. He travelled to Dublin, Ireland, and was eventually joined by his brother, Doctor George … Continue reading Chayei Olam and Beis Haknesses by Myer Joel Wigoder of Dublin, Ireland, (1936?)
This little book has the most amazing prenumeranten (subscription) list, so please read right through to the end! Henich/Chanoch/Henry Olivestone was born in Warsaw in about 1884 and died in 1952. he emigrated to the British Isles and became a Shochet (Ritual Slaughterer) and Shaliach Tsibur (Synagogue Reader) in Tredegar, in Wales. The Jewish community … Continue reading Zecher Ov, i.e. Memory of Father by Zev Wolf Olivenstein of Warsaw, published by Rev. H. Olivestone, Tredegar (Wales), London 1916.
The year is 1880, on the eve of the great Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe to England. Anglo-Jewry, established from 1656, had prospered. If you could afford a minimum of five shillings per year, you could be a member of the Anglo-Jewish Association. This 200-page volume includes details of the work of the Association, and … Continue reading The Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo-Jewish Association, London, 1879-1880
This is a very large sized folio book with a remarkable collaboration between two heavyweights. The first is Rabbi (later Dayan) Samuel Isaac Hillman of London. This is one of his series of books called Ohr HaYashar, with his commentaries and novella on various tractates of the Talmud. This one is on Bechoros. The second … Continue reading Sefer Ohr Hayashar by Rabbi Samuel Isaac Hillman of London on Tractate Bechoros, with a Kuntres (article) by his son-in-law, Rabbi Isaac Halevy Herzog of Dublin, Ireland, London 1921
I bought this book from M. Rogosnitzky, the Hebrew Bookseller of Golders Green. It is a large sized book, beautifully printed in London at the Brill Press and bound in the original impressed cloth with gold leaf edges to the pages. I have previously written about another book by Dr. Wigoder, written a little later, … Continue reading Beth Avigdor by Dr. George Wigoder, London (Dublin) 1905.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman Yosef Aloni (Dubow) was born in Riga in 1915. His father, Rabbi Yitzchok Dubov, taught at Manchester Yeshiva. He was educated at Grodno Yeshiva, under Rabbi Shimon Shkop, and in 1935 was at the Hebron Yeshiva in Palestine. In 1939 he emigrated to Dublin and married Sarah Leah, the daughter if Rabbi … Continue reading Degel Yosef by Rabbi Zalman Joseph Aloni of Dublin, printed in London, 1949.
Keter Torah is a book by Dr. George Wigoder consisting of short commentaries on the Bible. As there was no Hebrew printer in Dublin at the time, it was printed in Jerusalem at the press of A. M. Luncz in 1913. the pages were apparently shipped to Ireland, and my copy was bound by Galwey … Continue reading Keter Torah by Dr. George Wigoder of Dublin, 1913.