Mareh Cohen, by Reb Shemariya Menasheh Adler, London 1919. The 200th blog post.

I have written before about Rabbi Shemariyah Menasheh Adler, an erudite talmudist and controversial figure who was not afraid to take on and sharply critique rulings of the prominent British Rabbonim of his day.  Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959.  He was a … Continue reading Mareh Cohen, by Reb Shemariya Menasheh Adler, London 1919. The 200th blog post.

East End Story, by Abraham Bernard Levy, London (1951).

This is one of my favourite books. East End story originated in a series of articles that A. B. Levy, a journalist and writer who was the son of a Hull tailor wrote for the Jewish Chronicle from 1948 to 1950. It evokes memories of the East End of London, damaged, but still surviving in … Continue reading East End Story, by Abraham Bernard Levy, London (1951).

Ohr Torah, by Shemariya Menasheh Cohen Adler, London 1932.

I bought this book from one of my favourite London book dealers who told me "don't buy this - he is very controversial". Of course, I could not resist.  Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959.  He was known as an outstanding Talmudic Scholar … Continue reading Ohr Torah, by Shemariya Menasheh Cohen Adler, London 1932.

In Meine Teg (In my Days), Memoirs by Selig Oberman, London 1947

This book is an important autobiography in Yiddish in three parts that includes not only the authors earlier experiences in Warsaw, but also, especially, London.  Selig Oberman details memories of the Black Lion Yard Shtiebel, Bethnal Green Synagogue and the Dalston Talmud Torah.  Selig Oberman, or to give him his full name, Asher Zelig Oberman … Continue reading In Meine Teg (In my Days), Memoirs by Selig Oberman, London 1947

The 100th Blog Post: Sefer Chemdas Yisroel by Rabbi Meir Dan Plotsky, Piotrkov, 1924

This book is in my Anglo-Judaica library partly because of its prenumeranten (subscription list) which shows that its printing was financed by pre-subscriptions from Jews of Belgium, England and the United States. Unfortunately my copy is printed on very poor quality paper which cracks and crumbles.  It cannot be scanned, but the photographs are sufficient … Continue reading The 100th Blog Post: Sefer Chemdas Yisroel by Rabbi Meir Dan Plotsky, Piotrkov, 1924