This small book, published in London in 1961, answers the question of whether a blind person can read the Haftorah (the portion from the prophets that is read every week after the reading from the Torah) if he knows it by heart or if he uses a Braille text. The author, Abraham Rapoport was born … Continue reading BeInyan Kriat haHaftorah be’al Peh – On the Subject of Reading the Portion from the Prophets by heart, by Dayan Abraham Rapoport, London 1961.
The Etz Chaim Yeshiva (Rabbinical School) in Thrawl Street, London was founded in 1909. One of the founders was Rabbi Aaron Hyman, whom I have written about previously here. This book, printed by the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel, is the April 1940 edition of HaChaim, the students’ magazine of the Yeshiva. It includes what may … Continue reading HaChayim, April 1940 – Magazine of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva in Thrawl Street, London.
Rabbi Aaron Hyman was known for publishing rabbinical reference books, which have been reprinted and are still in use today. He had previously published Bet Vaad Lechochamim (which I have written about previously) and had just published Toldos Tannaim VeAmoraim. This last work, in three volumes with 1,250 pages, is an alphabetical biographical dictionary of … Continue reading Igeret Rav Sherira Gaon (The Letter of Rabbi Sherira, Gaon) by Rabbi Aaron Hyman, London 1910.