Abraham Mordecai Orzhitzer (also spelled Orzycer) was born on March 1, 1913 in Brok, near Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland. In 1931, at the age of 18, he emigrated to Paris and went on from there to London. where he was a tailor and writer. In 1953 he moved to the United States. He was a reporter … Continue reading Proletarishe Yugnt (Proletarian Youth), A. M. Orzycer, London 1943
The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry (AACI), formed in December 1945, was created to study the situation of Jewish survivors in Europe and the problems connected with their resettlement in Palestine. Composed of six British and six American members, the Committee was charged with gathering information and making recommendations on, first, the effect of Jewish immigration … Continue reading Memorandum submitted to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry into the Jewish Problem in Europe and the Future of Palestine by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, London 1946.
I have written before about Rabbi Shemariyah Menasheh Adler, an erudite talmudist and controversial figure who was not afraid to take on and sharply critique rulings of the prominent British Rabbonim of his day. Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959. He was a … Continue reading Mareh Cohen, by Reb Shemariya Menasheh Adler, London 1919. The 200th blog post.
S. Palme was the pen name of Bernard (Berl) Sovinsky. He was my great-grandmother's first cousin, born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (Mezerich in Poland) to Baruch and Chana Sovinsky in 1888. In his youth he moved to Warsaw and studied painting. He spent some time in the Warsaw Citadel for revolutionary activities. In 1910 he left … Continue reading Farviste Erd, Scorched Earth, by S. Palme. London 1944.
This is the second part of Rabbi Singer's writings. The first part was published in 1939 when all was well with Rabbi Singer and his synagogue, the Philpot Street Great Synagogue, which was one of the most important synagogues belonging to the Federation of Synagogues in the East End of London. If you have not … Continue reading L’Lev Ami, To the Heart of My People, Part II, Rabbi Aaron Jacob Singer, London 1955
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.
This is an interesting booklet, and I must state at the outset that I am writing about books and publications in my library. It is not my purpose to get into the question of whether gelatin is or is not kosher. Rabbi Kopul Kahana was born in Eisiskes, Lithuania, in 1895, studied in Lithuanian yeshivos … Continue reading Tshuva BeInyan Gelatin, by Rabbi Kopul Kahana, London 1966
I only have the second volume of this work, which is unfortunate, because it starts in the middle. However, it does give me the opportunity to write about Rabbi Dziubas. The book itself is reproduced and edited from a manuscript that was at Montefiore College in Ramsgate, and was printed at the Narodiczky Press in … Continue reading Sepher Ha-Assufot, by Rabbi Elijah Carcasona, edited by Rabbi A. I. Dziubas, London 1942.
L'Oiseau Blue - The Blue Bird was a play by the Belgian poet and playwright, Maurice Maeterlinck, first produced in 1908. This edition is a translation into Yiddish by Morris Myer. It was published in 1910 by English Yidisher Ferlag in London and printed by Israel Narodiczky in Whitechapel. Morris Myer was born in Romania … Continue reading Der Bloyer Foygel – דער בלאיער פויגעל -(The Blue Bird), by Maurice Maeterlinck, translated into Yiddish by Morris Myer, London 1910.
1945 was a big year for Rabbi Yaacov Kopul Rosen. He published this book, printed by the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel. It was actually his Master of Arts dissertation from the University of Manchester. And, at the age of just 31 he became the Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues. Kopul ("Cyril") Rosen was … Continue reading Rabbi Israel Salanter and the Musar Movement by Rabbi Kopul Rosen, London, 1945.