Kli Yakar, Lemberg, 1895. This copy belonged to Rabbi Elkan Eliezer Gavron of Dublin.

This book itself is not rare.  It is a copy of Kli Yakar, printed in Lemberg in 1895.  This is a Torah commentary written by Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim ben Aaron Luntschitz and originally published in 1602. The name, Kli Yakar, comes from Proverbs 20:15 where it says that wise speech is a “kli yakar”, a … Continue reading Kli Yakar, Lemberg, 1895. This copy belonged to Rabbi Elkan Eliezer Gavron of Dublin.

Sefer Rav HaChovel by Rabbi Jacob Leib Davidson, London 1952

This is a book by another rather forgotten Rabbi, Jacob Leib Davidson, a long -time resident of South Tottenham.  Rabbi Davidson was born on 23rd July 1875, and died in London in 1960.  According to Rabbi Joseph Unterman (who was Rabbi of the South Tottenham Synagogue), writing his obituary in the Jewish Chronicle, he was … Continue reading Sefer Rav HaChovel by Rabbi Jacob Leib Davidson, London 1952