Rabbi Israel Joseph Lew was born in Vengroff, Poland in 1884. He was a follower of Ger, received semicha (his rabbinical diploma) in Warsaw and lived on his father-in-law’s home in Siedlce for a while. He was involved with Agudas Yisroel in Poland, and was part of the important rabbinic delegation that visited Great Britain … Continue reading Yalkut Yosef, Part II, by Rabbi Israel Joseph Lew, London 1947.
This book, as we shall see below, is a wartime product, written for orthodox Yiddish-speaking Jews who were living through the London bombing. "Amid the thunders and lightnings of war, amid the deafening noise of high explosives and the roar of cannon the echo of the trumpet voice of Sinai must continue to resound throughout … Continue reading Yalkut Yosef, by Rabbi Israel Joseph Lew, London 1942.
I bought this book from one of my favourite London book dealers who told me "don't buy this - he is very controversial". Of course, I could not resist. Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959. He was known as an outstanding Talmudic Scholar … Continue reading Ohr Torah, by Shemariya Menasheh Cohen Adler, London 1932.
This book is in my Anglo-Judaica library partly because of its prenumeranten (subscription list) which shows that its printing was financed by pre-subscriptions from Jews of Belgium, England and the United States. Unfortunately my copy is printed on very poor quality paper which cracks and crumbles. It cannot be scanned, but the photographs are sufficient … Continue reading The 100th Blog Post: Sefer Chemdas Yisroel by Rabbi Meir Dan Plotsky, Piotrkov, 1924