Sefer Tzava, by Rabbi Herschel Levin, Manchester, 1929.

Rabbi Herschel Levin, also known as Rabbi Harris Levin was born in Bialystock in about 1872, and became a Rabbi in Belfast, Northern Ireland in about 1893 and soon after in Manchester England.  He was the Rabbi of the Chaye Adam synagogue in Manchester for twenty years and Minister of the Rydal Mount Congregation, Cheetham, … Continue reading Sefer Tzava, by Rabbi Herschel Levin, Manchester, 1929.

Amudei Yaavetz, by Yaakov ben Tzvi Charif, printed by Joseph Massel, Manchester, 1897.

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.

Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

This is a ten volume set of encyclopedias, the first comprehensive encyclopedia in the Hebrew language.  The editor, Julius Eisenstein undertook this work in response to perceived limitations of the English Language Jewish Encyclopedia. Julius (Judah David) Eisenstein was born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (known to the Jews as Mezirich) on November 12th, 1854.  In 1864 … Continue reading Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.