Philip Max (Feivl Mordecai) Raskin was born in Shklov on December 24th, 1880. He had a good secular education, including the Polytechnical School in Zurich. In 1899 he emigrated to England and graduated from the Royal School for Literature and Science in Leeds. He worked for the Leeds City Health department for a number of … Continue reading Gheto Lieder – Ghetto Poems by Philip Max Raskin, Yiddish, Leeds, England, 1910.
Aliyos Eliyahu is a book about Rabbi Eliyahu (HaGra), the Vilna Gaon. It is an interesting book in itself, but my interest is also that my copy once belonged to Rabbi Hyman Levin, also known as Chaim Levine, a Hebrew teacher and Rabbi of the Chevrah Chayei Adam of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Leeds. … Continue reading Aliyos Eliyahu, by Rabbi Yehoshua Heshil Levin, Warsaw, 1901 – copy of Rabbi Hyman Levin of Leeds, England.
This book is in my Anglo-Judaica collection because the author, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch (Harris) Orliansky is another largely forgotten Rabbi who was in the United Kingdom from 1895 to 1905. (It is also Part Two - I do not have the first part). Rabbi Orliansky (1864-1940), the son of Rabbi Isaac Orliansky, was born in … Continue reading Drashot, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Orliansky, New York, 1927
Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches was the Rabbi of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Leeds, England, from 1901. This Shul was founded in the 1870s and grew until it was able to appoint an Eastern European Rabbinical scholar as its Rabbi. Israel Chaim Daiches was born in 1850 in Darshunishek, Lithuania, into a Rabbinical family. His … Continue reading Pirchei HaAviv, by Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches, Vilna, 1870.
I previously wrote about my copy of the Ninth Annual Report of the Anglo Jewish Association for 1879-80. Please click on the link to see this book. For scans of the membership lists if the British Empire Branches, including Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Gibraltar etc., please click on this link. These are scans of the … Continue reading Anglo-Jewish Association Branch Members from the Provinces from the 1879-80 Year Book.
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
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
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.
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
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