Ein Yaakov, Amsterdam, 1742 (the Jews College, London copy).

Ein Yaakov is a 16th century compilation of the non-legalistic and folklore-like stories that are in the Talmud, together with commentaries.  It was compiled by Yaakov ben Shlomo ibn Habib and his son Rabbi Levi ibn Habib. This edition includes commentaries that illuminate the meaning of the text and provide additional insights, including the commentary … Continue reading Ein Yaakov, Amsterdam, 1742 (the Jews College, London copy).

What was Rabbi Ferber reading? Tsuf Dvash by Vidal Tsarfati, 1718, Amsterdam.

Before we discuss the book itself, which is interesting in its own right, it is inscribed twice, has a marginal note, and has the ownership stamp in red ink, of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Ferber. Rabbi Ferber was born in Slobodka, a suburb of Kovno, Lithuania, in 1879. He was a renowned Torah and Talmudic scholar … Continue reading What was Rabbi Ferber reading? Tsuf Dvash by Vidal Tsarfati, 1718, Amsterdam.