I have written before about a similar book by Chaim Woolf Rosenfeld, called Sefer HaChaim, also printed, as was this one, by Israel Narodiczky in Whitechapel. This one was called Pri Etz HaDas VeHaChaim, which means Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. These books were published posthumously, and a letter … Continue reading Pri Etz HaDas VeHaChayim, by Chaim Woolf Rosenfeld, London 1922.
You are probably wondering why this book would be in a library of Anglo-Judaica. My copy was printed in Zolkiev, in the Ukraine, in 1767, using type that was cut in Amsterdam. Amsterdam type was so highly regarded that the word Amsterdam is in big, bold letters, not Zolkiev. Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch ben Yaakov Ashkenazi … Continue reading Responsa of the Chacham Tzvi (Rabbi Tzvi Ashkenazi), Zolkiev, 1767 – Questions about England.