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

Yalkut Yechezkel by Rabbi Yechezkel Cohen of Sunderland, 1924

Rabbi Yechezkel Chatza Cohen was born in Krotingen in Lithuania in 1842, and emigrated to Sunderland, following other members of his town in about 1888.  His original family name was Liebsohn, and he was a teacher of Talmud as well as a businessman.  He published this book towards the end of a long life in … Continue reading Yalkut Yechezkel by Rabbi Yechezkel Cohen of Sunderland, 1924