This book was written in honour of Rabbi Dr. Samuel Daiches, who had completed 25 years as a Lecturer at Jews College, London in 1932. Samuel Daiches was born in 1878 in Vilna. His father, Rabbi Israel Hayyim Daiches, emigrated to England with his family and became a Rabbi in Leeds. I have previously written … Continue reading Atem Edi – Ye Are My Witnesses – by former students of Dr. Samuel Daiches at Jews College, London. Published – M. L. Cailingold, 1936.
This is a book by another almost forgotten rabbi. Known in England as Reverend Morris Schwartz, he was the son of Rabbi Ezriel Schwartz, a schochet (ritual slaughterer) of Satmar. He was born in Europe in 1897 and emigrated to England around 1926. He is listed as Reverend Schwartz in the Jewish Year books for … Continue reading Hoil Moshe and Zvadin Leorcha, on bereavement and death, by Rabbi Moshe (Morris) Schwartz of Portsmouth, England, 1936, with an amazing 25 approbations.
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.
Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches was the Rabbi of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol in Leeds, England, from 1901. This Shul was founded in the 1870s and grew until it was able to appoint an Eastern European Rabbinical scholar as its Rabbi. Israel Chaim Daiches was born in 1850 in Darshunishek, Lithuania, into a Rabbinical family. His … Continue reading Pirchei HaAviv, by Rabbi Israel Chaim Daiches, Vilna, 1870.