Myer Joel Wigoder was a lay-scholar who published fifteen works on Midrashic and Aggadic topics. He was born in the village of Vigoda, near Vexna, Lithuania in 1855 and had a thorough Yeshiva education. Upon losing all his possessions in a fire in the town of Laizovo soon after he was married, he emigrated in … Continue reading Beis Evel and Beis HaRoeh by Myer Joel Wigoder of Dublin, Ireland, Jerusalem 1914.
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 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.
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
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.
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