Derashos Mahariach, by Rabbi Yisroel Chayim Daiches, Leeds 1920.

This is a folio sized book, printed in Leeds by Joseph Porton.  It consists of the sermons and writings of Rabbi Israel Chayim Daiches, who was Rabbi in Leeds, England and whose children included Rabbi Dr. Salis (Betzalel) Daiches, the Rabbi of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Rabbi Dr. Samuel Daiches, who, after serving as rabbi in  … Continue reading Derashos Mahariach, by Rabbi Yisroel Chayim Daiches, Leeds 1920.

Rosh Milin, by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook, London 1917.

That famous bastion of orthodoxy, the Machzike Hadas Synagogue, off Brick Lane in the East End of London, had been without a Rav since the great Rabbi Werner had died in 1912. During the First World War, Rav Kook was in London and was Rav of the Machzike Hadas, which was really a community, not … Continue reading Rosh Milin, by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook, London 1917.

Mareh Cohen, by Reb Shemariya Menasheh Adler, London 1919. The 200th blog post.

I have written before about Rabbi Shemariyah Menasheh Adler, an erudite talmudist and controversial figure who was not afraid to take on and sharply critique rulings of the prominent British Rabbonim of his day.  Rabbi Menasheh Adler was born in Warsaw in 1872 and died in Brighton, England on May 24th, 1959.  He was a … Continue reading Mareh Cohen, by Reb Shemariya Menasheh Adler, London 1919. The 200th blog post.

Diukno shel Yaakov by Rabbi Lewis (Yehuda Leib) Levene, circa 1929, and the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue

Rabbi Lewis Levene was Rabbi of the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue in the East End of London.  He published this book of sermons and eulogies in approximately 1929.  My copy has his address of 52 Heneage Street, Brick Lane crossed out and handwritten  as 83 the Avenue, London N.W.6. The Jubilee Street Synagogue opened … Continue reading Diukno shel Yaakov by Rabbi Lewis (Yehuda Leib) Levene, circa 1929, and the Jubilee Street Great Zionist Synagogue

Shivim Ponim LeTorah by Rabbi Arieh Leib (Lewis) Levine, London 1916

This is another book by an author already featured in this blog (see the article on Marche Lev), Rabbi Lewis Levine, who by 1916 was  Rabbi of the Great Zionist Synagogue in Little Alie Street, London. Rabbi Levine was born in Traby, near Ivye in the district of Grodno in 1861.  He emigrated to England … Continue reading Shivim Ponim LeTorah by Rabbi Arieh Leib (Lewis) Levine, London 1916

Be’er Mayim by Rabbi Isaac Menachem Abrahamson, London 1917

Be'er Mayim (Well of Water) is a book of commentaries, sermons and articles written by Rabbi Isaac Menachem Abrahamson.  He had been a preacher in Lodz for eight years before emigrating to England, and in 1917 was a preacher at the Fieldgate Street Synagogue in the East End of London, and lived at 136 Whitechapel … Continue reading Be’er Mayim by Rabbi Isaac Menachem Abrahamson, London 1917