Yad Hashem on Megilas Esther by Rabbi Abraham Aaron Yudelowitz, New York, 1923.

Rabbi Yudelowitz, although, perhaps better known for the last 22 years of his life, when he was in the United States, was a Rav in Manchester, England, for ten years, from 1898 to 1908.  He was born at Novardok, Russia, in 1850 and was recognised as a child prodigy.  In 1871, at the age of … Continue reading Yad Hashem on Megilas Esther by Rabbi Abraham Aaron Yudelowitz, New York, 1923.

Mechir Yayin (The Price of Wine) by Rabbi Moses Isserles (The Rema) on Megillas Esther, (Warsaw), 1866.

This book is from my antique books, not my Anglo-Judaica collection, and is a most appropriate book for Purim in a time of plague, such as COVID.  The story behind the book, which the Rema explains in his introduction, is that the Rema was forced to leave Cracow for Shidlow because of an outbreak of … Continue reading Mechir Yayin (The Price of Wine) by Rabbi Moses Isserles (The Rema) on Megillas Esther, (Warsaw), 1866.

Purim or The Feast of Esther by N. S. Doniach, 1933

Although this book was published by the Jewish Publication Society of America, it belongs in an Anglo-Judaica collection because of its author, and also because my copy is a piece of Anglo-Jewish ephemera. Nakdimon Shabbethay Doniach was a scholar of Hebrew and Semitic languages, lexicographer, linguist, and British civil servant. he was born in London … Continue reading Purim or The Feast of Esther by N. S. Doniach, 1933