Eretz Yisroel – Nachalas Am Yisroel – by Dayan Yechezkel Abramsky, London 1945.

Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky was born in Daskovichy, near Grodno, in 1886.  He studied in the yeshivos of Telz, Mir, Slabodka and Brisk and became a Rabbi who served in various Russian communities including Slutsk and Smolensk.  He fought against the Soviet governments attempts to supress Jewish religion, and in 1931 was allowed to leave the … Continue reading Eretz Yisroel – Nachalas Am Yisroel – by Dayan Yechezkel Abramsky, London 1945.

School System of the Talmud, by Dayan Bernard Spiers, London 1882

I've previously written about Dayan Spier's book "The Threefold Cord", which was published in 1891.  This is an earlier book which includes an essay on the organization of education in the Talmud, together with a Siyum on Masseches Bava Metzia that Dayan Spiers delivered in the Beis Hamedrash in London. From 1876 the London Beth … Continue reading School System of the Talmud, by Dayan Bernard Spiers, London 1882

Sefer Lekutei Meir, By Dayan Meir Steinberg, London 1970.

At first I had doubts whether this "modern" book should be in my vintage and antique Anglo-Judaica library - but then I realized that it was published 50 years ago, and is a very relevant book on problems of Jewish adoption of children. Meir Steinberg was born in Poland on April 1st, 1906.  He was … Continue reading Sefer Lekutei Meir, By Dayan Meir Steinberg, London 1970.

The London Beth Din (The Court of the Chief Rabbi) by Dayan A. Feldman, London 1929.

This little booklet was originally a Paper read before the Society for Jewish Jurisprudence (English Branch) in London on 17th December 1928. It explains clearly the organization of the Beth Din, its functions, and the nature of the cases brought before it. Asher Feldman was born in 1873 in Russia, and came to England as … Continue reading The London Beth Din (The Court of the Chief Rabbi) by Dayan A. Feldman, London 1929.

“Beth Hamedrash & Beth Din”, (House of Learning & Judgement) – A Jewish Court, from The Graphic, August 11th, 1906

This item is a single page from the London Newspaper The Graphic.  With descriptions by Lucien Woolf, it depicts the members of the London Beth Din at a crucial time in 1906, just before the Federation of Synagogues withdrew Dayan Chaikin from the London Beth Din.  It also provides us with striking images of the … Continue reading “Beth Hamedrash & Beth Din”, (House of Learning & Judgement) – A Jewish Court, from The Graphic, August 11th, 1906