The Old Castle Street Synagogue and Pri Chadash by Rabbi Hezekiah Da Silva, Fuerth, 1769.

Sometimes I buy a book just because of the association - in this case, a copy of the 1769 printing of Pri Chadash with a book stamp of the Old Castle Street Synagogue, 42 Old Castle Street in the East End of London. It was known as Agudath Achim and Gemiluth Chesedim, and later Agudat … Continue reading The Old Castle Street Synagogue and Pri Chadash by Rabbi Hezekiah Da Silva, Fuerth, 1769.

The London Beth Din (The Court of the Chief Rabbi) by Dayan A. Feldman, London 1929.

This little booklet was originally a Paper read before the Society for Jewish Jurisprudence (English Branch) in London on 17th December 1928. It explains clearly the organization of the Beth Din, its functions, and the nature of the cases brought before it. Asher Feldman was born in 1873 in Russia, and came to England as … Continue reading The London Beth Din (The Court of the Chief Rabbi) by Dayan A. Feldman, London 1929.