This book belonged to Rabbi Eli Munk of Golders Green, London (not to be confused with his cousin Rabbi Elie Munk of Paris). Rabbi Munk's father, Ezra (1867–1940) was a Rabbi in Germany, who had studied at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary under his uncle Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer and at the Universities of Berlin and Koenigsberg. … Continue reading Sidrei Taharah, by Rabbi Elchanan Ashkenazi Chen, Dyhrenfurth, 1796 – Rabbi Eli Munk’s copy.
This is not just a childrens' book. It is an evocative piece of social history, consisting of material that had been previously published in Hayeled - (The Child), a magazine intended for children who had been evacuated from London during the Second World War. The book effectively provides instructions for children on how to live … Continue reading Sefer Hayeled – a gift book for Jewish children, London 1944.