Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

This is a ten volume set of encyclopedias, the first comprehensive encyclopedia in the Hebrew language.  The editor, Julius Eisenstein undertook this work in response to perceived limitations of the English Language Jewish Encyclopedia. Julius (Judah David) Eisenstein was born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (known to the Jews as Mezirich) on November 12th, 1854.  In 1864 … Continue reading Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

Sefer Ikarim, by Rabbi Joseph Albo, Presburg, 1853 – copy of Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris.

My copy of Sefer Ikarim belonged to Rabbi Elie Munk.  Today, Sivan 3rd, is his 40th yahrzeit. The connection with Anglo Jewry is that he was the father-in law of Chief Rabbi Lord Immanuel Jakobovits. His first cousin was Rabbi Eli Munk of Golders Green, London.  Rabbi Munk (1900-1981), was district rabbi of Ansbach (Bavaria) … Continue reading Sefer Ikarim, by Rabbi Joseph Albo, Presburg, 1853 – copy of Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris.

Sefer Ein Habdolach, Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheim, New York, 1938, with Prenumeranten.

This book is not part of my Anglo-Judaica collection.  It is included because it has such an interesting list of subscribers (prenumeranten), from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Mannheimer was born in 1814.  He was educated at the yeshiva of the Chasam Sofer.   His first rabbinical position was at Shutelsdorf.  … Continue reading Sefer Ein Habdolach, Rabbi Chaim Zvi Mannheim, New York, 1938, with Prenumeranten.

Guardians of Our Heritage (1724-1953), edited by Leo Jung, New York, 1958 (inscribed).

This is an important book, edited by the British educated Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung. My copy is inscribed by him personally as a gift to Dr. Samuel Belkin, who was the President of Yeshiva University in New York.    It includes the mailing label. In 1912 the Federation of Synagogues in London, England, appointed a new … Continue reading Guardians of Our Heritage (1724-1953), edited by Leo Jung, New York, 1958 (inscribed).