Schwile Olam, by Abraham Menachem Mendel Mohr, Lemberg 1856.

This is a geography book with an interesting dedication to Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London. The author, Menachem Mendel Mohr, was born in Lemberg in 1815.  He came from a traditional household, but became part of the Haskalah (The Jewish "enlightenment") and began to read secular works and gain secular … Continue reading Schwile Olam, by Abraham Menachem Mendel Mohr, Lemberg 1856.

Mussar Haskel – Theological Discourses – Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek, London 1878

Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek was born in Lemburg in 1827, went to London in 1875 and died in London in 1903.  He was a prolific author, both in Europe and after he settled in London. This book, Mussar Haskel, was his first book published in London, printed by Ann Abrahams and son, of 53, St. Mary … Continue reading Mussar Haskel – Theological Discourses – Rabbi Joseph Kohn-Zedek, London 1878