I have very little information about the author of this book. He is Yaakov ben Tzvi, sometimes identified as Yaakov Tzvi Alberstadt, and according to Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Reines was from Nishvez. He appeared in Manchester in the 1890s, where he lived in a state of economic uncertainty and wrote or published several books. I … Continue reading Amudei Yaavetz, by Yaakov ben Tzvi Charif, printed by Joseph Massel, Manchester, 1897.
This is a small 24 page booklet in Yiddish, published by the Keren Hayesod Central Bureau from 75 Great Russell Street, London in 1922. There was also an English version. The Keren Hayesod (Foundation Fund) had been founded in 1920 at the World Zionist Conference in London, and the pamphlet, recording the speeches of Sir … Continue reading The Jewish National Home and Its Critics – Sir Alfred Mond and Chaim Weizmann, 1922