Otzar Yisrael – Hebrew Encyclopedia, editied by Julius Eisenstein 1907-1913. Subscription Lists.

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.

Menuchas Shabbos, by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, Yiddish, London 1919.

This little booklet is a speech on Sabbath rest, in Yiddish.  It was published in 1919 by the Liverpool branch of Mizrachi at a price of sixpence. Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowicz was born in Kelme, Lithuania, in 1857, and died in Liverpool, England, in 1921. He held rabbinical posts at Ivye, Aleksot, and Sopotskin and … Continue reading Menuchas Shabbos, by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, Yiddish, London 1919.

LiTekufot Hayamim, The Cycle of Seasons by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, London, 1917.

Rabbi Rabinowitz was born in Kelme, Lithuania, in 1857. He was a member of the Zionist group, Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion), attended the second Zionist Congress, and was elected to the Zionist General Council.  He was one of the founders of the Mizrachi movement and was appointed Rabbi of Liverpool in 1906.  He was … Continue reading LiTekufot Hayamim, The Cycle of Seasons by Rabbi Samuel Jacob Rabinowitz of Liverpool, London, 1917.