Chidushei Halachos, by Maharam Schiff, Dyhrenfurth, 1766.

This is another book from my antique book collection.  The author was Rabbi Meir ben Yaakov Schiff – known as Maharam Schiff.  He was born in Frankfurt in about 1605 to 1608.  In 1622 he was appointed Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva (Head of the Talmudic College) in Fulda, and he became famous throughout Europe.  He … Continue reading Chidushei Halachos, by Maharam Schiff, Dyhrenfurth, 1766.

Sidrei Taharah, by Rabbi Elchanan Ashkenazi Chen, Dyhrenfurth, 1796 – Rabbi Eli Munk’s copy.

This book belonged to Rabbi Eli Munk of Golders Green, London (not to be confused with his cousin Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris).  Rabbi Munk's father, Ezra (1867–1940) was a Rabbi in Germany, who had studied at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary under his uncle Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer and at the Universities of Berlin and Koenigsberg. … Continue reading Sidrei Taharah, by Rabbi Elchanan Ashkenazi Chen, Dyhrenfurth, 1796 – Rabbi Eli Munk’s copy.