Midrash Yaavetz by Rabbi Yaakov Benzion Mendelsohn, 1911, published Glasgow with subscription list, printed Leeds.

Rabbi Yaakov Ben Zion Morein was born in Kreitzburg, in the Vitebsk district of Russia.  He changed his name to Mendelsohn to make it harder for the Russian authorities to track him, and emigrated to England.  In 1897 he was appointed Rabbi of a synagogue in Leeds, then in Gateshead in 1905 and then in … Continue reading Midrash Yaavetz by Rabbi Yaakov Benzion Mendelsohn, 1911, published Glasgow with subscription list, printed Leeds.

Palestina – The Chovevei Zion Quarterly, September 1897

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

Ohr Hayashar on Bereishis with Eulogies by Rabbi Shmuel Yitzchok Hillman, London 1927.

Rabbi Hillman was born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1868 and came to Great Britain in 1908, when he was appointed a rabbi in Glasgow, Scotland.  In 1914 he was appointed a Dayan of the London Beth Din, serving until 1934, when he settled in Jerusalem.  He died in 1953. His son-in-law was Rabbi Isaac Herzog, … Continue reading Ohr Hayashar on Bereishis with Eulogies by Rabbi Shmuel Yitzchok Hillman, London 1927.

Mishnas Yaavetz by Rabbi Yaakov Benzion Mendelsohn, 1913

This is a book of findings and rulings on Masseches Chagigah of the Babylonian Talmud, written by Rabbi Yaakov Ben Zion Mendelsohn, and printed in Leeds, England in 1913.  For Rabbi Mendelsohn's previous book, Midrash Yaavetz, printed in 1911, please click here.  Rabbi Mendelsohn was born in Kreitzburg, in the Vitebsk district of Russia and … Continue reading Mishnas Yaavetz by Rabbi Yaakov Benzion Mendelsohn, 1913