This book itself is not rare. It is a copy of Kli Yakar, printed in Lemberg in 1895. This is a Torah commentary written by Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim ben Aaron Luntschitz and originally published in 1602. The name, Kli Yakar, comes from Proverbs 20:15 where it says that wise speech is a “kli yakar”, a … Continue reading Kli Yakar, Lemberg, 1895. This copy belonged to Rabbi Elkan Eliezer Gavron of Dublin.
The connection between this book and the rest of my Anglo-Judaica collection is a little tenuous. It belonged to Rabbi Elie Munk. No - not Rabbi Munk of Golders Green, but Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris, who was the father of Lady Jakobovits, wife of the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jakobovits (that's the Anglo-Judaica connection) … Continue reading Olelot Ephraim, by Rabbi Ephraim Shlomo Luntschitz, Amsterdam 1779 – copy of Rabbi Elie Munk.