Sefer Imre Yoel on Sefer Shemos, by Rabbi Yoel Leib Halevi Herzog, London 1922

Rabbi Yoel Halevi Herzog (1866-1934) was born in Lomza.  He was a member of an illustrious family.  His son Isaac Herzog became Chief Rabbi of Ireland, and then Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of Palestine.  His Mechutan (father of his daughter-in-law) was Dayan Shmuel Isaac Hillman, a famed Rabbi and author, whose son David Hillman was the … Continue reading Sefer Imre Yoel on Sefer Shemos, by Rabbi Yoel Leib Halevi Herzog, London 1922

Geulas Yisroel by Rabbi Zevulun (Julius) Gould of Leeds, London 1939

Rabbi Chaim Yoel Zevulun Gould, often known as Rabbi Julius Gould, was born in the 1890s in Lithuania.  He was educated at Telz Yeshiva, where he was a student of Rabbi Eliezer Gordon.  Rabbi Gordon came to London to raise funds for the Yeshiva in 1910, where he suffered a fatal heart attack.  He is … Continue reading Geulas Yisroel by Rabbi Zevulun (Julius) Gould of Leeds, London 1939

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.

Sefer BeAchrit Hayomim (At the End of Days) by Rabbi Jacob Tessler, Leeds 1942

Rabbi Jacob Tessler was born in Hungary in 1884,  emigrated to England, and settled in Leeds.  His wife Fanny and son, Elimelech Shimshon Tessler travelled to visit their family in Hungary and were murdered in Auschwitz by the Nazis.  he emigrated to Israel in January 1958 and died in Netanya in April 1959.  His genealogy … Continue reading Sefer BeAchrit Hayomim (At the End of Days) by Rabbi Jacob Tessler, Leeds 1942

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