Sometimes I buy a book just because of the association - in this case, a copy of the 1769 printing of Pri Chadash with a book stamp of the Old Castle Street Synagogue, 42 Old Castle Street in the East End of London. It was known as Agudath Achim and Gemiluth Chesedim, and later Agudat … Continue reading The Old Castle Street Synagogue and Pri Chadash by Rabbi Hezekiah Da Silva, Fuerth, 1769.
Tag: Moshe Avigdor Chaikin
Tzion Rashi, by Dayan Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1921
I've previously written about Rabbi Chaikin's other book printed in London, Klalei HaPoskim, which was printed in 1923. This book was printed a little earlier, in 1921. My copy is in it's original paper wrapper, with almost uncut pages folded from sheets. It is waiting to be taken to a bookbinder. The paper is not … Continue reading Tzion Rashi, by Dayan Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1921
Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1923
This is a descriptive index on the rules and sources of the Poskim, the halachic rabbinical authorities, by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin. After the introduction, which I have scanned in full below, there is a dedication to Rabbi Chaikin's wife, Tanna Rivka, daughter of Rabbi Solomon Zalman Pinsker. The book is arranged alphabetically, and after … Continue reading Klalei HaPoskim (Rules of the Codifiers) by Rabbi Moshe Avigdor Chaikin, London 1923