This is a ten volume set of encyclopedias, the first comprehensive encyclopedia in the Hebrew language. The editor, Julius Eisenstein undertook this work in response to perceived limitations of the English Language Jewish Encyclopedia. Julius (Judah David) Eisenstein was born in Miedzyrzec Podlaski (known to the Jews as Mezirich) on November 12th, 1854. In 1864 … Continue reading Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.
The Etz Chaim Yeshiva (Rabbinical School) in Thrawl Street, London was founded in 1909. One of the founders was Rabbi Aaron Hyman, whom I have written about previously here. This book, printed by the Narodiczky Press in Whitechapel, is the April 1940 edition of HaChaim, the students’ magazine of the Yeshiva. It includes what may … Continue reading HaChayim, April 1940 – Magazine of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva in Thrawl Street, London.
Rabbi Aaron Hyman was known for publishing rabbinical reference books, which have been reprinted and are still in use today. He had previously published Bet Vaad Lechochamim (which I have written about previously) and had just published Toldos Tannaim VeAmoraim. This last work, in three volumes with 1,250 pages, is an alphabetical biographical dictionary of … Continue reading Igeret Rav Sherira Gaon (The Letter of Rabbi Sherira, Gaon) by Rabbi Aaron Hyman, London 1910.
This book is in my library not because of its content, but because it has the stamp of the Scarborough Street Synagogue, and I am going to relate the story of this Synagogue. I have previously written about another book with this stamp - see "Dayan Fisher's copy of Chemdas Hanefesh". The book itself is … Continue reading The Scarborough Street Synagogue (original owner of Divrei Chaim by Rabbi Aaron Chaim of Kaidanov, Vilna 1898)
Rabbi Aaron Hyman was born in Slutsk in 1862. He settled in London in 1885 and was the Rabbinical Supervisor and Head Shochet of the London Jewish Community. He was one of the founders of the Mizrachi Organization of Great Britain and in 1909 one of the founders of the Etz Chaim Yeshivah of London. … Continue reading Bet Vaad LaChochamim by Rabbi Aaron Hyman, London, 1902