Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.

This is the first edition of the first part of Rabbi Ferber's seminal work,  and commentary on the Chumash (Pentateuch), Kerem HaTzvi, which he titled in English "The Vineyard of Beauty" - not the Vineyard of the Deer, as one might expect.  It is nicely bound but was only the first part - Bereishis (Genesis) … Continue reading Kerem HaTzvi, by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Ferber, Vienna, 1920.

Do You Know Yourself by Rabbi Joseph Shapotshnick, London 1927.

This is a book in English, on psychology, by the controversial Rabbi Joseph Shapotshnick, the self-titled Chief Rabbi of the Rabbinical Association.  As I have written before, Rabbi Joseph Shapotshnick was like Marmite – you either loved him or hated him. He came to London in 1913 and settled in the East End, where he … Continue reading Do You Know Yourself by Rabbi Joseph Shapotshnick, London 1927.