Megillas Esther – The Book of Esther, by the Rev. Asher Perlzweig, London 1932

Or, to give the full title: The Book of Esther Arranged With The Traditional Cantilation and Punctuation By The Rev. A. PERLZWEIG With Prefatory Note by THE REV. DAYAN H. M. LAZARUS. Reverend Asher Perlzweig (1876-1942) was born in Kamenetz Podolsk in the Ukraine in about 1876. He studied composition in Vienna and in London … Continue reading Megillas Esther – The Book of Esther, by the Rev. Asher Perlzweig, London 1932

Unto My People, El-Ami, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, translated by Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, published by M. L. Cailingold, London, 1931.

Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel was born in Porozowo, near Vilna in 1883.  He was educated at the Telz Yeshiva, and studied in Vilna with Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik and Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski.  He was one of the first Rabbis to join the Zionist Mizrachi Movement.  Rabbi Amiel was elected Chief Rabbi of Antwerp, in Belgium, … Continue reading Unto My People, El-Ami, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Amiel, translated by Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, published by M. L. Cailingold, London, 1931.

HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Readers in the United States probably think of July 4th as Independence Day.  However, it is also the date that Chaim Nachman Bialik died, in Vienna in 1934, as evidenced by my bound volume of HaOlam, the magazine of the World Zionist Organization. (I apologise for the lower quality of some of the photographs - … Continue reading HaOlam, London 1934 – Chaim Nachman Bialik dies on July 4th (21st Tamuz).

Maarche Shmuel by Rabbi Samuel Menachem Brod of Hull, 1931

This little book of 48 pages was written by Rabbi Samuel Menachem ben Nachum Dov Brod of Hull, Yorkshire, England.  Rabbi Brod was born in Russia (which included Poland) in 1856.  His name may originally have been Brody.  He arrived in Hull in approximately 1898 and stayed there until his death in 1938.  Rabbi Brod … Continue reading Maarche Shmuel by Rabbi Samuel Menachem Brod of Hull, 1931