Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel was born in Porozowo, near Vilna in 1883. He was educated at the Telz Yeshiva, and studied in Vilna with Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik and Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski. He was one of the first Rabbis to join the Zionist Mizrachi Movement. Rabbi Amiel was elected Chief Rabbi of Antwerp, in Belgium, … Continue reading Unto My People, El-Ami, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, translated by Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, published by M. L. Cailingold, London, 1931.
This is a nice book. Not just the content, but the quality. The paper is higher quality than expected for 1929, the blue leather spine and binding have a certain class, and it comes as a surprise that it was printed at the press of the Yiddish newspaper, Di Zeit. The content is also of … Continue reading Yad Pinchas on Hadranim of the Talmud, Rabbi Pinchas Yaakov Gerber, London, 1929.
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