The Well of Purification by Rabbi Hirsh Hurwitz of the Federation of Synagogues, Leeds, England, 1921 – 5681.

This is quite a scarce little book that is not listed in Cecil Roth's bibliography and seems to be only listed in four libraries worldwide.  It was printed in Leeds, a hundred years ago, in 1921, by S. Tunick. It is a discourse on the place of mikveh in the Jewish ritual, with some essential … Continue reading The Well of Purification by Rabbi Hirsh Hurwitz of the Federation of Synagogues, Leeds, England, 1921 – 5681.

Pirchei HaAviv, by Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches, Vilna, 1870.

Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches was the Rabbi of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Leeds, England, from 1901.  This Shul was founded in the 1870s and grew until it was able to appoint an Eastern European Rabbinical scholar as its Rabbi. Israel Chaim Daiches was born in 1850 in Darshunishek, Lithuania, into a Rabbinical family.  His … Continue reading Pirchei HaAviv, by Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches, Vilna, 1870.