Rabbi Israel Boruch (Bernard) Zinober is rather forgotten today. In writing about his book, which was published posthumously in 1952 (there was a second volume in 1955), I will try to fill that gap. The book contains halachic discussions on various subjects written by his father, Rabbi Leib Shalom Zinober, who was the head of … Continue reading Sefer Divrei Shalom, with Nesivos Yisroel, by Rabbi Leib Shalom Zinober and his son, Rabbi Israel Bernard Zinober, London 1952.
This little book is packed with historical information, including an amazing subscription list which is scanned below. The book itself consists of explanations of the Torah, by Rabbi David Kleinerman, who was the Rabbi of Shereshev. His book Chomos Yerushalayim was published in 1807 and can be found here. My book was published by Yaakov ben … Continue reading Lekutei Yaavetz, by Rabbi David Kleinerman, published by Yaakov ben Tzvi, Manchester, 1894. (Rabbi Elie Munk’s copy).
This book is a nice history of the early Jewish community in Manchester and its Great Synagogue. It starts with messages and greetings from: Chief Rabbi Dr. Israel Brodie Rabbi Dr. Alexander Altman, the Communal Rabbi of Manchester and District Professor Rabbi Israel Abrahams, Chief Rabbi of the Cape, South Africa Isidore Sandler, President of … Continue reading The Manchester Great Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road, 1858-1958, edited by H. R.Gouldman
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 Israel Jacob Yoffey was born in Wilkowitz (Ukmerge) in Lithuania in 1874. His father-in-law Rabbi Joseph Yoffey had immigrated to England in 1893 and was appointed Rabbi of the Central Synagogue in Manchester. Rabbi Joseph Yoffey died in 1897 and Rabbi Israel Jacob Yoffey succeeded him at the young age of 23. he founded … Continue reading Knesset Yisroel by Rabbi Israel Jacob Yoffey, Manchester,1910
This book is the Purim book, written by Rabbi Judah Potok, originally from Leipzig, who was living in Manchester during the war. The author starts with thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fidler, who made a generous donation towards its printing (at the Narodiczky press in London) and then follows with an illustrious and interesting … Continue reading Ozar Likutey Purim by Rabbi Judah Potok of Manchester (formerly Leipzig), London 1944.