Machzor leChag Hashavuos – The Form of Prayers for the Feast of Pentecost, London, 1807

This is the sixth and final volume of the second edition of the set of David Levi Machzorim, as revised by Isaac Levy.  At the end, it includes the long and interesting subscription list of those who paid in advance for copies of the book, with their names and addresses.  The prayer for the king … Continue reading Machzor leChag Hashavuos – The Form of Prayers for the Feast of Pentecost, London, 1807

Sefer Tanchuma bar Yitzchak by Rabbi Theodore Ostroff, Jerusalem, 1928

Rabbi Theodore (Tanchum) Ostroff was born in Bausk Latvia, according to the history books, but in Kovno, according to his declaration of naturalization for British citizenship.  He was a Talmudic scholar who came to London in 1901.  His son, known as Rabbi Alexander Astor, educated at the Guildhall School of Music, Etz Chaim Yeshiva and … Continue reading Sefer Tanchuma bar Yitzchak by Rabbi Theodore Ostroff, Jerusalem, 1928